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  • adj. containing venom

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  • adj. full of malice or hate


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  • Because cursing calls on the thinking and feeling pathways of the brain in roughly equal measure and with handily assessable fervor, scientists say that by studying the neural circuitry behind it they are gaining new insights into how the different domains of the brain communicate - and all for the sake of a well-venomed retort.

    September 2005

  • Even Moloch's lurid furnace was easier than the death promised by this rending and ripping vibration that armed sound waves with venomed talons.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • I've known some on 'em do as mich, and some o 't' bonniest and mimmest-looking, too - ay, I've seen clean, trim young things, that looked as denty and pure as daisies, and wi 'time a body fun' 'em out to be nowt but stinging, venomed nettles. '

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • And so matters grew from bad to worse, and these contending parties never hit at each other with some venomed wrath as they did now; — having entered the ring together so lately with such manifold promises of good-will, respect, and forbearance!

    Framley Parsonage

  • He betrayed no weakness which harassed all your feelings with considerations as to how its faltering must be propped; from him broke no irritability which startled calm and quenched mirth; his lips let fall no caustic that burned to the bone; his eye shot no morose shafts that went cold, and rusty, and venomed through your heart: beside him was rest and refuge — around him, fostering sunshine.


  • Circe's venomed flagon embruted less than doth the

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 4, 1891

  • Hope! guide the fainting pilgrim! undying soul! shield him from the world's venomed darts, as he painfully wends his toilsome way!

    A Love Story

  • The anonymous slander of the one was circulated through all France by the other; and spleen and disappointment feathered the venomed arrows shot at the heart of power by malice and ambition.

    Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI. Being secret memoirs of Madame Du Hausset, lady's maid to Madame de Pompadour, and of the Princess Lamballe — Complete

  • Thou hast been playing unaware with a queen-cobra, that has smitten thy soul with the poisonous fascination of its magnificent hood and its deadly eyes, and bitten thy heart with its venomed fang; and now all remedies are worse than useless, and come too late.

    The Substance of a Dream

  • O'Haras, and famed in her day for a caustic tongue and a venomed pen.

    Dawn O'Hara, the Girl Who Laughed


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