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Again and again the reader asks himself why Iago is so venomous.

The bark is jagged by the slashes of venomous chassepot bullets.

Today, senor, through your own heedlessness you were bitten by a venomous snake.

From which virtuous and venomous opinion the undersigned begs to differ.

The most venomous tongue could not find fault in my conduct.

Ross gripped Philip in a venomous embrace, and dragged him on to one knee.

I had listened in a sort of fascination to that tirade of venomous mockery.

She faced him, and he suspected the venomous glance darted at him through her veil.

It is the home of venomous snakes, not to be met with in any other part of the island.

Venomous serpents were also numerous in pioneer days, and stayed longer.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French venimeus, Old French venimeux, from venim (see venom). Earliest recorded use is figurative; literal sense by early 14c. Related: Venomously; venomousness.

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