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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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Bogdanich is vindictive and you'll pay for your obstinacy," said Kirsten.
The vindictive fire was still burning in him, and he could utter no word of retractation; but it was nevertheless in his mind that having come back to this hearth where he had enjoyed a caressing friendship he had found.
If he had heard what Emily had heard at the time of her aunt's last illness, he would have called to mind Miss Letitia's betrayal of her interest in some man unknown, whom she believed to have been beguiled by Miss Jethro--and he would have perceived that the vindictive hatred, thus produced, must have inspired the letter of denunciation which the schoolmistress had acknowledged.
Her mouth was set in the same lines of vindictive hatred that it had, perhaps, borne during the fight.
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.
Of course, this political persecution brought about by this vindictive regime pains me.
The Labor Government has shifted the regulatory goal posts for community clubs for too long, and is now committed to a vindictive sidelining of any engagement with Clubs ACT, Mr Parton said.
He said: "To then seek to fix our family with the costs of challenging the decision to break its promise, the Secretary of State acted in a cheap and vindictive manner and sought to deter us from considering a further appeal.
CINDERELLA (U) ELLA (Lily James) is consigned to the kitchen by her vindictive stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) and brattish stepsisters.
I don't read about Koreans saying the government that sent those two former presidents to prison was vindictive.
He said: "We are under attack from a vicious, vindictive Tory Government.