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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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you, who pursue crime so vindictively, answer now, why are there unpunished crimes in your dwelling?
The older males either ignored him entirely or else hated him so vindictively that but for his wondrous agility and speed and the fierce protection of the huge Kala he would have been dispatched at an early age.
His eyes snapped vindictively, while his ears joyed in the sniffles she emitted.
Silverstein, with angry eyes that snapped vindictively at sight of her boy's clothes.
Oh, well, then I shall die," she answered, quite vindictively, and she made a quick movement.
There are people in Paris who will cure them of such morbid fancies," said Valognes vindictively.
She spoke those words as she had not spoken yet, quickly, fiercely, vindictively.
s Aunt rubbed her esteemed insteps with her umbrella, and vindictively glared.
PML N has the dubious reputation of being a political force with a culture of 'dictatorship' made worse by a vindictively reactive approach towards institutional cognizance and accountability of their misdeeds.
While not in the field, Barton spent much of her time preoccupied with the refusal of Congress to pour money down her sinkhole, and vindictively undermining competitor organizations like the "White Cross" established by the US Catholic Church.
Just because it wasn't proven, it doesn't mean that Holgate vindictively made it up.
In case it wasnt clear before, President Trump today tried to land another death blow to Gateway, by having his Federal Transit Administration (FTA) vindictively and inexplicably downgrade the project in order to cut off critical federal funding.