n. extremely poisonous or injurious snake; person regarded as malicious
With fangs one and a quarter-inch-long, this viper is one of the most venomous snakes in the world.
Sentence in Classic:
Jo glanced at the sheet and saw a pleasing illustration composed of a lunatic, a corpse, a villain, and a viper.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
There is much to be done, and other places to be made sanctify, so that that nest of vipers be obliterated.
Now, it was into a hole of vipers that his glance had just been directed, it was a nest of monsters that he had beneath his eyes.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Therefore all kings that are not tyrants, or perjured, will be glad to bound themselves within the limits of their laws; and they that persuade them the contrary, are vipers, and pests both against them and the commonwealth.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
Sliding between her raiment and smooth breasts, it coils without touch, and instils its viperous breath unseen; the great serpent turns into the twisted gold about her neck, turns into the long ribbon of her chaplet, inweaves her hair, and winds slippery over her body.