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Word: fiend

Definition: evil spirit; devil


Sentences Containing 'fiend'

Now what cozening fiend it was, gentlemen, that possessed Radney to meddle with such a man in that corporeally exasperated state, I know not; but so it happened.
But not only is the sea such a foe to man who is an alien to it, but it is also a fiend to its own off-spring; worse than the Persian host who murdered his own guests; sparing not the creatures which itself hath spawned.
The continual sight of the fiend shapes before me, capering half in smoke and half in fire, these at last begat kindred visions in my soul, so soon as I began to yield to that unaccountable drowsiness which ever would come over me at a midnight helm.
"Bless my soul, and curse the foul fiend's," cried Bunger, stoopingly walking round Ahab, and like a dog, strangely snuffing; "this man's blood--bring the thermometer!--it's at the boiling point!--his pulse makes these planks beat!--sir!"--taking a lancet from his pocket, and drawing near to Ahab's arm.
Upon the opening of that fatal cork, forth flew the fiend, and shrivelled up his home.
Nor white whale, nor man, nor fiend, can so much as graze old Ahab in his own proper and inaccessible being.

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::: backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
::: passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
::: tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
::: garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
::: impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight