The commanders met with polite bows but with secret malevolence in their hearts.
The ascription of malevolence to the world of spirits is by no means universal.
With a sudden expression of malevolence on his aged face, Adraksin shouted at Pierre:
She saw the coldness and malevolence with which the old prince received and dismissed the young men, possible suitors, who sometimes appeared at their house.
Differing as they did in politics, Gibbon's testimony to the genius and character of the great statesman is highly honourable to both: " Perhaps no human being," he says, " was ever more perfectly exempt from the taint of malevolence, vanity, or falsehood."