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Word: baleful

Definition: evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look


Sentences Containing 'baleful'

His face set hard, and a baleful light sprang up in his grey eyes.
I have but an indistinct idea of what happened for some time after this baleful object presented itself to my view.
But sliding down the ropes like baleful comets, the two Canallers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it towards the forecastle.

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