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 Meanings and Examples of MALIGN
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 v.  speak evil of; bad-mouth; defame
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  The picture seems to have a malign influence, for my mother rarely comes here without looking at it, and still more rarely does she look at it without weeping.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
2  Duncan, in turning his eyes from the malign expression of Magua, suffered them to rest with pleasure on the smiling and polished features, and the noble military air, of the French general.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 15
3  There is no malign there, see, and so it make hard that I must kill her in her sleep.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
4  Before dinner the old prince, of whom she was always afraid, came into her room with a peculiarly restless and malign expression and went out again without saying a word.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER VII
5  Omens and oracles of gods go down before them, and all under malign influence clamour for awful war.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SEVENTH
6  He approached; his countenance bespoke bitter anguish, combined with disdain and malignity, while its unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
7  In spite of my malignity, it softened and attracted me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
8  He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness in evil; he destroyed my friends; he devoted to destruction beings who possessed exquisite sensations, happiness, and wisdom; nor do I know where this thirst for vengeance may end.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
9  No guilt, no mischief, no malignity, no misery, can be found comparable to mine.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
10  Scorn, bitterness, unprovoked malignity, gratuitous desire of ill, ridicule of whatever was good and holy, all awoke to tempt, even while they frightened him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
11  His enjoyment of the spectacle I furnished, as he sat with his arms folded on the table, shaking his head at me and hugging himself, had a malignity in it that made me tremble.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LIII
12  Rosa Dartle sprang up from her seat; recoiled; and in recoiling struck at her, with a face of such malignity, so darkened and disfigured by passion, that I had almost thrown myself between them.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
13  A rictus of cruel malignity lit up greyly their old bony faces.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
14  How Aeneas thy brother is driven about all the sea-coasts by bitter Juno's malignity, this thou knowest, and hast often grieved in our grief.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FIRST
15  Their offences at first were those of laziness, carelessness, and impulse, rather than of malignity or ungoverned viciousness.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
Example Sentence:
1  Putting her hands over her ears, Rose refused to listen to Betty malign her friend Susan.
2  Foreign domination had a malign influence on local politics.
3  An experimental development of this field is to use this ray that concentrates in malignant brain tumors.
4  The process by which malignant cancer cells multiply isn't fully understood.
5  Tissue that is removed during the operation is checked for signs of malignancy.