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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISCHIEVOUS

"And that would be a great pity," said Quicksilver, with his mischievous smile.

Of all mortal possessions they are the most useless, mischievous, and baleful.

Born shortly after Adam, and is still up to mischievous tricks.

The moon was a mischievous being, who walked about the earth doing all the evil he could.

The intentions of the Duchess were known to be as virtuous and pure as those of her husband's party were criminal and mischievous.

This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.

But it had roused a mischievous spirit in her, and the temptation was too great to resist.

Nor could he afford to drop the mischievous word for another.

Just mischievous––mischievous and up and coming all the time.

All the mischievous glee went from her face in that next moment.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "unfortunate, disastrous," probably from mischief + -ous. Sense of "playfully malicious or annoying" first recorded 1670s. Related: Mischievously; mischievousness.

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