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No wonder he is sometimes provoked to fiendish outbursts of wrath.

All that fiendish cruelty and the demon of destruction could do was done.

What was it—madness, a nightmare, or a trap into which he had been decoyed with fiendish artfulness?

This language is wanton cruelty,—it is fiendish insult,—is it not, Evelyn?

So avenged I their fiendish deeds death-fall of Danes, as was due and right.

Me therein, an innocent man, the fiendish foe was fain to thrust with many another.

Two eyes near the door were gleaming with the light of fiendish triumph.

"I was myself the second," said the man, with fiendish calmness.

He thanked God for it, in a fiendish tone as though he were cursing.

A fiendish laugh from Lieut. Feraud commented that assurance.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from fiend + -ish. Related: Fiendishly; fiendishness.

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