Part of speech: noun

A disposition to injure; evil intent; spite; ill will.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Arnold Bennett.