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A sort of malefic magnetism exuded from every pore of his skin.

What malefic jest of Fate led her to select the story of Georgie-Porgie?

We consider ourselves as soldiers waging battle against the blind, malefic forces of nature.

The malefic Powers of savages have generally been absorbed by higher beings or have otherwise disappeared.

Saturn and Mars are causers of evil or malefic; the first from his excess of cold, and the other from his excess of heat.

But if the malefic influence is too powerful for them to avert, then they cause death in the various manners above described.

We know few places where all the virtues, unchoked by the malefic weeds of vice, grow more luxuriantly.

And who, he asked, can allege one immoral deed, one malefic practice against the noble wife of the conqueror of Britain?

It seemed that Troilus exercised some strange and malefic influence over his companion, who was taken with fever.

It would almost seem as if some influence, malefic or otherwise, was stirring the good King Suddhodana.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin maleficus "wicked, vicious, criminal," from male "ill" (see mal-) + -ficus, from stem of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).

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