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Alas, the celebration surrounding that honor is short-lived, since Teela is soon called to duty to help protect Castle Grayskull from Skeletor, here voiced by Mark Hamill with a devilish rasp that recalls his legendary vocal performance as the Joker.

Whichever of those theories are valid, I suspect there’s a uniting factor behind all of them—and she’s got a short, cropped haircut and a devilish smile.

It means we have to make devilish choices about when to preserve institutions and when to weaken institutions that turn against democracy.

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Although he wasn’t specifically talking about sugar, such a devilish source is only fitting when talking sweet, sweet sucrose.

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Proposals have nuanced, devilish details that can be highlighted or picked apart.

Use him as the poster child for a nasty, devilish lobbying group being the de facto fourth branch of government.

As she disappears down the hill, Grace shoots Mormello a devilish grin: “What does she have?”

Depending on whether you use a Greek, Hebrew, or English number scheme, a lot of different names add up to the devilish number.

The course teaches that Devilish influence in the world is of two basic types.

But unfortunately for us, the devilish Mr. Hyde was in charge in that case.

If ever a pretty woman's smile was devilish, Lucy Warrender's was, as she insisted on this partnership in her guilt.

"My men and I have a devilish importunate creditor," said he, slapping his stomach.

By the God above us, if I thought this was any of your devilish machinations, I would strike you to the earth!

The pamphlets have been distributed with devilish ingenuity amongst all national operatives, the army and the navy.

Then again, once the dusk filled the glade my impassive victim would become alert and up to some of his devilish tricks.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devilish, such as: demonic, diabolical, accursed, atrocious, bad, and brutish.

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