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baleful
 a.  portending evil; harmful in intent or effect.
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  Heaven's will thus declared by the son of Othrys drives me amid flames and arms, where the baleful Fury calls, and tumult of shouting rises up.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
2  Thereat Pyrrhus: "Thou then shalt tell this, and go with the message to my sire the son of Peleus: remember to tell him of my baleful deeds, and the degeneracy of Neoptolemus."
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
3  Lo, discord is ripened at thy desire into baleful war: tell them now to mix in amity and join alliance.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
4  With this use then likewise they bade Latinus proclaim war on the Aeneadae, and unclose the baleful gates.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
5  His lofty helmet, triple-tressed with horse-hair, holds high a Chimaera breathing from her throat Aetnean fires, raging the more and exasperate with baleful flames, as the battle and bloodshed grow fiercer.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
6  But since bitter doom is upon her, up, glide from heaven, O Nymph, and seek the Latin borders, where under evil omen they join in baleful battle.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
7  But sliding down the ropes like baleful comets, the two Canallers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it towards the forecastle.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
8  Many of the men sprang forward, officiously, to offer their services, either from the hope of the reward, or from that cringing subserviency which is one of the most baleful effects of slavery.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
9  His face might have been chiselled out of marble, so hard and set was its expression, while its eyes glowed with a baleful light.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
10  His face set hard, and a baleful light sprang up in his grey eyes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
11  There is, in that mode of life, good mingled with evil, for if enervation is baleful, generosity is good and healthful.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
12  There are sudden revelations which one cannot bear, and which intoxicate like baleful wine.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
13  I have but an indistinct idea of what happened for some time after this baleful object presented itself to my view.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
14  They seemed to swarm over the place all at once, till the lamplight, shining on their moving dark bodies and glittering, baleful eyes, made the place look like a bank of earth set with fireflies.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
15  The hospitals overflowed and wounded lay on the floors of empty stores and upon cotton bales in the warehouses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence:
1  The fortune teller made baleful predictions of terrible things to come.
2  Local people can still recall the baleful glow in the night as the mill blazed.
3  The room Jacques and I occupied, though large, was dwarfed by an immense feather bed. It was a bed to end all beds, almost as big as a tennis court and as thick as a bale of hay.
4  When the storm rose on the river, they had to bale out to reach the shore safely.
5  Outdoor concerts are fine for country singers, provided they involve cutting and baling hay from the seating areas before hand.