vindictive


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vindictive

English law (of damages) in excess of the compensation due to the plaintiff and imposed in punishment of the defendant
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He was too philosophic and simple to be vindictive, and he lived too much in the world of mind to miss the creature comforts we were giving up.
The instant the words "Miss Merrick" passed my lips a wild, vindictive expression appeared in her eyes.
Fling this heterogeneous, bankrupt, vindictive mass across the border, and the Revolution was on.
Perhaps you didn't know that my character is upon the whole rather vindictive.
They always seemed to me the least vindictive body of men in the world.
For myself it's towards women that I feel vindictive mostly, in my small way.
asked I, annoyed at the vindictive expression of her countenance.
But as he said these words there gleamed in his eyes not merely a cold look, but the vindictive look of a man persecuted and made cruel.
But this is not, or never was, a vindictive Society.
More than forty years of strife and struggle with the whisper that, by whatever name she called her vindictive pride and rage, nothing through all eternity could change their nature.
He stopped, smiled darkly, and added, in a low, vindictive tone, 'It serves him right
Maggie took the opposite view very strongly, and it was a direct consequence of this difference of opinion that when her mother was in the act of brushing out the reluctant black crop Maggie suddenly rushed from under her hands and dipped her head in a basin of water standing near, in the vindictive determination that there should be no more chance of curls that day.