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because such criticisms as you make of others' shortcomings are thought by most men to be due to malice and envy [dehinc, quia plerique, quae delicta reprehenderis, malevolentia et invidia dicta putant].
et ab eius testibus de conventi omnimoda carentia in re religiosa et fortasse de eius contemptione circa iudicium Ecclesiae et fortasse etiam de malevolentia qua impedire conatur quomodo praesens causa concludatur iuxta optata actricis.
On the Roman side, the young man Charinus in Mercator, for example, gives a speech about young men in love (27-9), in which he characterizes their behavior using the following terms: temeritas, immodestia, cupiditas, malevolentia, and iniuria.