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maleficence

(mă-lĕf′ĭ-sĕns) [L. maleficentia, evildoing]
Acting in a deliberately harmful manner toward others.
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We must add that according to the Romanian popular believe (probably inherited from the Greek-Roman mythology) the very place where the strength and power lies is precisely the hair; the fact that Mama-Padurii has this representation, with a very long hair, confirms the extraordinary power the popular creator gave to her, by hyperbolizing the malefic powers man needs to fight against.
As in other areas of Gaelic-speaking Britain, albeit to a greater degree, popular fear of malevolent fairies, along with the unintentional evil eye, stymied the development of malefic witchcraft belief.
2-g-mol malefic anhydride per kg of clay (see Table 1) in a compatibilizer with high molecular weight.
A great deal of ritual attention is therefore devoted to protecting bridges and riverbanks from their malefic effects.
Consequently, the general public considered microorganisms malefic and therefore deemed it necessary to eradicate them.
ne este teama sa murim; nu stim daca ramasii au puterea sa ne duca spre groapa, dupa cum ne este teama ca nu cumva fantoma spiritului tau malefic sa nu ne dea pace nici Dincolo .
The "evil eye" or "llygad drwg" or "llygad mall" (as it can be named in Welsh) is a prehistoric belief in the existence of a malefic power in the glance of some people.
The "evil eye", or "llygad drwg" or "llygad mall" (as it can be named in Welsh), is a prehistoric belief in the existence of a malefic power in the glance of some people.
As becomes increasingly evident, O'Connor extends the standard Augustinian reading of evil as privatio boni to its utmost extreme: She names the Devil as what Vladimir Lossky calls "angelic corporeality that can even make itself visible" O'Connor agrees with Lossky that "the malefic attitude of an angel remains personal: here evil is in some way individualized.
Despite acknowledging that malefic groups have co-opted the emblem, its defenders maintain that to them it remains an innocuous symbol of heritage.
If so, it was the factory in Chaplin's Modern Times, its machinery animated by a malefic intelligence out to get downtrodden Charlie, who dodges, weaves and tries not to get swallowed up.
Using witchcraft pamphlets, Millar reassesses the literary and pictorial descriptions of witches and their familiars, and in so doing contests previous scholarly views of English witchcraft as being only malefic and therefore different to their portrayals on the Contentinent as diabolical.