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But now it sounded to me like the name of some maleficent and sinful being.

The waters cover the earth, and all maleficent beings are drowned.

Necromantic magic is divided into Goëtic, maleficent, and theurgic.

That aspect of the sky which they now regard as disagreeable they then beheld as maleficent.

So the Deity may be beneficent or maleficent, he cannot be moral or immoral.

But Yama is not regarded as a maleficent being, like Tangaro.

The 'monarch,' as he observes, 'is naturally the very worst—the most maleficent member of the whole community.'

Sometimes the stepfather takes the children without their mother, if she be maleficent.

Perhaps their curiosity was put to sleep by some uncanny though not maleficent influence.

If anything reminded him of the moon, however, then it could be expected to be maleficent in influence.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from Latin maleficent-, altered stem of maleficus (see malefic).

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