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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPITEFULLY

"It seems to me we're going through a lot of red tape," she said spitefully.

Finally he affixed his signature and spitefully threw the pen across the room.

It was childish of her to behave so spitefully, but what could he do except repay her in kind?

I seemed to be caged in flames that were darting at me savagely, spitefully.

"Pray for them that 'spitefully use you, the good book says," says Tom.

"She seems to me more like a hurricane, or wild-cat," remarked the lady, spitefully.

"You'll never make your fortune there, Jack," I said spitefully.

"Rather proud of it, I should say," returned her roommate, spitefully.

"Some folks don't know much," added the old lady, spitefully.

The people—men, women, and children—are alive, spitefully alive.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from spite + -ful. Related: Spitefully; spitefulness.

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