PERNICIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERNICIOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
pernicious
 a.  very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
Classic Sentence:
1  And there can be no more effectual means for checking calumny than by affording ample facilities for impeachment, which is as useful in a commonwealth as the other is pernicious.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
2  And, in truth, no course can be more pernicious.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLV.
3  To these false opinions, founded on the pernicious example first set by the present corrupt age, we owe it, that no man thinks of departing from the methods which are in use.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX.
4  Sviazhsky began talking of Levin, describing his strange view that machinery is simply pernicious in its effects on Russian agriculture.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 22
5  My city life, he said, had had a very pernicious effect upon me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  He's worse than a Jacobin freethinker, and he instils such pernicious ideas into the minds of the young that I can hardly describe it.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
Example Sentence:
1  They don't really, in their ivory towers, understand how pernicious drug crime is.
2  Business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious.
3  The pernicious effect of this advertising on children is a problem that we ignore at our peril.
4  Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
5  Crack cocaine has had a pernicious effect on urban society: it has destroyed families, turned children into drug dealers, and increased the spread of violent crimes.