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diabolical
 a.  extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The drug had no discriminating action; it was neither diabolical nor divine; it but shook the doors of the prison-house of my disposition; and like the captives of Philippi, that which stood within ran forth.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
2  I tell thee, the fiend can impose diseases for the very purpose of removing them, in order to bring into credit some diabolical fashion of cure.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  Beside this deadly apparatus stood four black slaves, whose colour and African features, then so little known in England, appalled the multitude, who gazed on them as on demons employed about their own diabolical exercises.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
4  The fault lay there, out there, in those evil electric lights and diabolical rattlings of engines.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
5  The use of artificial means to make the creature diabolical was a flash of genius upon his part.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
6  But the man had hereditary tendencies of the most diabolical kind.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
7  We find in the eighteenth century, in nearly all the songs of the galleys and prisons, a diabolical and enigmatical gayety.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
8  "What diabolical villainy you have performed here," said Porthos, when the officer had rejoined his companions and the four friends found themselves alone.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 9 D'ARTAGNAN SHOWS HIMSELF
9  The queen cast a glance around her, and saw the cardinal behind, with a diabolical smile on his countenance.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON
10  He would not have believed that two sentiments so opposite could dwell in the same heart, and by their union constitute a passion so strange, and as it were, diabolical.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 35 A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID
11  He no doubt feared that by this opening she might still by some diabolical means corrupt her guards.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 58 ESCAPE
12  This was strangely heightened at times by the ragged Elijah's diabolical incoherences uninvitedly recurring to me, with a subtle energy I could not have before conceived of.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
13  He flies into diabolical passions sometimes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
14  All of this might seem diabolical, but the saloon-keeper was in no wise to blame for it.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
15  Both the drivers again laughed their diabolical laugh.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence:
1  In the end, Skywalker is able to foil Vader's diabolical schemes.
2  Cabinet's approval of the draft legislation was diabolical and contradicted the Bible, he said in a statement.
3  For example, the defense of the skunk is a diabolic odor which repels its enemies.