deliberate malice

See: cruelty
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Be gay securely; Dispel, my fair, with smiles, the tim'rous clouds, That hang on thy clear brow.
Looking back at the grotesque peaks and shadowy angles of the old mansion, they fancied a gloom diffused about it which no brightness of the sunshine could dispel.
But the lovely aromas in that enchanted air did at last seem to dispel, for a moment, the cankerous thing in his soul.
the pains I have been at to dispel those gloomy ideas and give him cheerfuller views
I thought, if I had caused the cloud, it was my duty to make an effort to dispel it.
So I hasten to add that the mood was one of brief duration, and that no cold-water arguments were able to quench the fire which those eyes had set aflame within me, no daylight philosophy had any power to dispel the dream of a face which was now my most precious possession, as I once more took up my stick and listlessly pursued my way to Yellowsands.
It was reserved for the first settlers of new England to perform achievements equally arduous, to trample down obstructions equally formidable, to dispel dangers equally terrific, under the single inspiration of conscience.
Should he reach destination methinks I shall have rendered some service to Your Excellency, as from many parts I am urged to send him off, so as to dispel the loathing and disgust caused by another Don Quixote who, under the name of Second Part, has run masquerading through the whole world.
This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts with regard to the baldric.
But despite the apprehensions I could not dispel, the horrible character imputed to these Typees appeared to be wholly undeserved.
Employment, even melancholy, may dispel melancholy, and her occupations were hopeful.
To dispel the tedium of the hours which her husband found it necessary to devote to the processes of combination and analysis, Georgiana turned over the volumes of his scientific library.