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Word: infernal

Definition: pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction


Sentences Containing 'infernal'

In the roaring and raging of the conflagration, a red hot wind, driving straight from the infernal regions, seemed to be blowing the edifice away.
It is no honest and blunt tu whit tu who of the poets, but, without jesting, a most solemn graveyard ditty, the mutual consolations of suicide lovers remembering the pangs and the delights of supernal love in the infernal groves.
He sacrifices not to Ceres and the Terrestrial Jove, but to the infernal Plutus rather.
If you are chosen town clerk, forsooth, you can not go to Tierra del Fuego this summer: but you may go to the land of infernal fire nevertheless.
He smiled; the infernal invention would serve him for this purpose.
Well, ever since then, the infernal project has been ripening in her brain.''
You, who have arranged your infernal plans, and removed the beverages with a talent and precision almost miraculous?
Here's a govment that calls itself a govment, and lets on to be a govment, and thinks it is a govment, and yet's got to set stock-still for six whole months before it can take a hold of a prowling, thieving, infernal, white-shirted free nigger, and--" Pap was agoing on so he never noticed where his old limber legs was taking him to, so he went head over heels over the tub of salt pork and barked both shins, and the rest of his speech was all the hottest kind of language--mostly hove at the nigger and the govment, though he give the tub some, too, all along, here and there.
I have been under a Taboo in that infernal scoundrel's service.
He read on: '"Then it was that--HEEP--began to favour me with just so much of his confidence, as was necessary to the discharge of his infernal business.
_Yahoo_ as I am, it is well known through all _Houyhnhnmland_, that, by the instructions and example of my illustrious master, I was able in the compass of two years (although I confess with the utmost difficulty) to remove that infernal habit of lying, shuffling, deceiving, and equivocating, so deeply rooted in the very souls of all my species; especially the Europeans.
Lord save me, thinks I, that must be the harpooneer, the infernal head-peddler.
"Stop your grinning," shouted I, "and why didn't you tell me that that infernal harpooneer was a cannibal?"
But though similar disasters, however little bruited ashore, were by no means unusual in the fishery; yet, in most instances, such seemed the White Whale's infernal aforethought of ferocity, that every dismembering or death that he caused, was not wholly regarded as having been inflicted by an unintelligent agent.
Such a crew, so officered, seemed specially picked and packed by some infernal fatality to help him to his monomaniac revenge.
Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless churchyard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
And that question once answered, pirates straightway steer apart, for they are infernal villains on both sides, and don't like to see overmuch of each other's villanous likenesses.

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