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malice

The intentional doing of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse, with an intent to inflict an injury, or under circumstances that the law will imply as an evil intent.

malice

(măl′ĭs) [L. malus, bad]
Desire or intent to harm someone or to see others suffer.

malice

(mal´is),
n a state of mind that disregards the law and legal rights of others but that does not necessarily involve personal hate or ill will.
malice, in the law of libel and slander,
n an evil intent arising from spite or ill will; willful and wanton disregard of the rights of the person defamed.
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At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting last year, President Bush and the other leaders of APEC issued a counterterrorism declaration, a powerful declaration that will strengthen cooperation within APEC dealing with the security of trade, knowing what is transiting through our ports; deal with cyber infrastructure protection to make sure that the powerful tool that we now have available to us, the internet, is not used for evil purposes, and making sure that we have protected the global financial system so that we know when dirty money is passing through that system and heading to terrorist organizations.
Whereas the October 21 1964 Revolution was sparked by the longing of the Sudanese people for freedom, the next Sudanese revolt/uprising has, in addition, exploitation of the Islamic religion for evil purposes, tyranny, systematic corruption, injustices, exclusion of others, summary extra judiciary killings, torturing of opponents in the infamous ghost houses, looting the resources and capabilities of the country, theft of public money, nepotism & establishing the principle of 'loyalty before competence,' neglect of national sovereignty by leaving neighbouring countries annexing Sudanese land and committing heinous crimes of rape, genocide etc as precipitating factors.
And it's not just Tristan who's determined to bring her back, with a wizened witch called Lamia (Pfeiffer) and a ruthless prince (Mark Strong) both after her for their own evil purposes.
And donors must be assured that the money they give to help others is not diverted for evil purposes.
Rudnicki has a resonant, deep bass voice, perfect for reading this dark tale that probes the depths of power for evil purposes.
Stacy was accused of using the stars for evil purposes, and of engineering the deaths of enemies by the use ofleaden images.
He has enterprise, judgment and courage, while "they are blinded by ignorance, prejudgment, or evil purposes.
When the evil leader of Team Rocket discovers the whereabouts of his rival, Mewtwo, he sets a trap to capture the powerful psychic Pokemon so that he can bend Mewtwo's will to his own evil purposes.
Whereas the October 21st 1964 Revolution was sparked by the longing of the Sudanese people for Freedom, the next Sudanese revolt/Uprising has, in addition, exploitation of the Islamic religion for evil purposes, tyranny, systematic corruption, injustices, exclusion of others, summary extra judiciary killings, torturing of opponents in the infamous ghost houses, looting the resources and capabilities of the country, theft of public money, nepotism & establishing the principle of Loyalty before Competence, neglect of national sovereignty by leaving neighbouring countries annexing Sudanese land and committing heinous crimes of rape, genocide etc as precipitating factors.
But in the wrong hands, opals bring bad luck and misfortune, and if used for evil purposes, will bring dire consequences on the wearer.
You groomed your nephew for your own evil purposes and subjected him to a catalogue of abuse.
Secondly, it is our policy to ensure that nobody can take advantage of the charity or generosity of our citizens in order to put those funds to evil purposes.