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For example, at ages 8 and 9, children made spiteful choices 41 percent of the time with in-group members and 44 percent of the time with out-group members, as compared with 17 versus 33 percent for 12- and 13-year-olds.
Subordinated as it is here rewritten, it does not half express the spiteful independence she assumed to teach Coppy a lesson.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
This was the first time he had smarted in his penetrable part—the skin—and it made him very spiteful.
This sentence evidently cannot mean that a father may refuse food to his son if the latter is spiteful.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
He was not only terrified but angered, and whirling about, he brought down his gun with spiteful violence on the writhing body.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
No one has yet enjoyed any spiteful fun at Mrs. Depew's expense though many were on the qui vive for entertainment.
Besides the impolicy of exposing the tricks of your trade, all this is very spiteful indeed.
They, too, were now able to hear the short, spiteful bark of the six-shooters.
Dr. Parr said of him that 'he was one of the wisest, most learned, but most spiteful of men.'
ENGLISH BOOK COLLECTORSWILLIAM YOUNGER FLETCHER
I felt my face turn red; but I wouldn't please the spiteful thing by saying a word; so I bought my ribbon and started for home.
SYNONYM OF THE DAYAPRIL 23, 2021

WORDS RELATED TO SPITEFUL

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