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 Meanings and Examples of MISCHIEVOUS
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mischievous
 a.  behaving in a way that is slightly bad but is not intended to cause serious harm; hurtful or troublesome
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  But in a corrupted city this institution grew to be most mischievous.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII.
2  To the senate, however, and the wiser among the citizens, the scheme appeared so rash and mischievous that they publicly declared they would die sooner than consent to it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LIII.
3  Such persons are very mischievous in every republic or country.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
4  But even more mischievous are they who, besides the estates I have spoken of, are lords of strongholds and castles, and have vassals and retainers who render them obedience.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
5  Not less mischievous than doubtful resolves are those which are late and tardy, especially when they have to be made in behalf of a friend.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XV.
6  So mischievous a thing did the Romans esteem it to use insulting words to others, or to taunt them with their shame.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXVI.
7  Wherefore it is most mischievous to seek to avoid battle in either of these two ways.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X.
8  Although disorders like these occasion mischievous results in a commonwealth, still they are not fatal, since almost always there is time to correct them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XLIX.
9  Beriah Green had a school in Oneida County, New York, with a score of mischievous boys.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XII
10  "Going out for exercise," answered Jo with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
11  I rather liked it, said Laurie, looking mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
12  The parrot alone was enough to drive her distracted, for he soon felt that she did not admire him, and revenged himself by being as mischievous as possible.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
13  Seeing Meg's usually gentle temper was roused and her pride hurt by this mischievous joke, Mrs. March soothed her by promises of entire silence and great discretion for the future.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
14  I take it as a good omen for the future and invite you to my wedding on the spot, answered Mr. Brooke, who felt at peace with all mankind, even his mischievous pupil.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
15  I was sweeping the hearth, and I noticed a mischievous smile on her lips.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  When the teacher threatened that she would castigate the mischievous boys if they didn't behave, they shaped up in a hurry.
2  If you refuse to save your country, your morality is mischievous, that is, immoral.
3  God is Love, I dare say, but what a mischievous devil Love is.
4  That does not require "massive" military intervention, as some have mischievously claimed.