What does the word malice mean?

Usage examples for malice

  1. " Having thus escaped the malice of their enemy, the two lovers took an immediate resolution to fly for safety to Turin, and soon arrived there. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 by Rupert Hughes
  2. Setchem looked after him for a long time; she had refused to bid him farewell, and now she implored the Gods to turn his heart, and to preserve him from malice and crime. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Paul Ford was a man who never bore malice when the bearing of malice might interfere with the gratification of his sense of humour. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett