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In a maliciously spiteful manner.  Synonym: spitefully.

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"Despitefully" Quotes from Famous Books

... my superiority, or so thirsty for improvement as to desire that all my acquaintances should give me their candid opinion of me. I really do not want to learn from my enemies: I prefer having none to learn from. Instead of being glad when men use me despitefully, I wish they would behave better and find a more amiable occupation for their intervals of business. In brief, after a close intimacy with myself for a longer period than I choose to mention, I find within me a permanent longing ...
— Impressions of Theophrastus Such • George Eliot

... divine, "live under a better dispensation, which instructeth us to return good for evil, and to pray for those who despitefully use ...
— Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and ...
— The Seeker • Harry Leon Wilson

... sins, I dare say, were such, both for bigness and heinousness, as thou art not capable of committing beyond them; unless now, after thou hast received conviction that the Lord Jesus is the only Saviour of the world, thou shouldst wickedly and despitefully turn thyself from him, and conclude he is not to be trusted to for life, and so crucify him for a cheat afresh. This, I must confess, will bring a man under the black rod, and set him in danger of eternal damnation (Heb 6:7,8; 10:8,9). This is trampling under foot the ...
— The Works of John Bunyan • John Bunyan

... 9:9 Then shall they be in pitiful case, which now have abused my ways: and they that have cast them away despitefully shall ...
— Deuteronomical Books of the Bible - Apocrypha • Anonymous

... countenance? His attitude grew rigid, his pink skin three shades pinker; his blue eyes stared at her, startled. So for a second; then he relaxed, and laughed, laughed long and heartily, perhaps a little despitefully too, at his own expense. ... But he must try, if he might, to repair ...
— My Friend Prospero • Henry Harland

... said the Child with a voice of wondrous sweetness: "Pray for them which despitefully use ...
— Fairy Book • Sophie May

... must forgive seventy times seven. Thou must do good to those that despitefully use thee. If thou art so much wiser and stronger than I, then set this example. I have done many things to please thee. And, husband, thou canst call the little one Prim. I am sure that is plain enough, but to me she will be Rose, the ...
— A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia • Amanda Minnie Douglas

... observes that he has committed only one plagiarism in his play. But with all the triumph of vanity, we here stoutly convict him of having wilfully, maliciously and despitefully stolen, the pleasing idea of the repetition of "down, down, down," from the equally pathetic and instructive ditty of "up, up, up," in Tom Thumb; the exordium or prolegomena to which floweth sweetly and ...
— Early Reviews of English Poets • John Louis Haney

... it bath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on ...
— The New McGuffey Fourth Reader • William H. McGuffey

... drift for the moment; then I remembered. The carpenter was the Finn, the Jonah, the warlock who played tricks with the winds and despitefully ...
— The Mutiny of the Elsinore • Jack London

Words linked to "Despitefully" :   despiteful, spitefully

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