malice

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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.
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It is futile to attempt a moral evaluation of power in the obstruct- it can serve both good and evil purposes, power certainly can not be done away with, and our problem is not how it within legitimate channels.
That was Lana Turner wooing -- for evil purposes, natch -- Gene Kelly in the lush Technicolor 1948 version of "The Three Musketeers.'' (Even in 1948, pre-Johnny Stompanato, this line drew little hoots and snickers from the audience, familiar with her playgirl ways.)
Unfortunately, one of them chooses to use his new-found abilities for evil purposes, compelling the others to join forces to stop him.
This presumes that guns serve only evil purposes, and that passing laws prevents criminal violence.
These unfortunates will be subjected to barbaric 'mind-scraping' which will turn their powers to Kaldec's evil purposes.
And while it cannot be proved he personally left it, the judge said "he facilitated the making of the bomb in his own premises with the full knowledge of the evil purposes of the bombers".
Never before or since were the Games used by terrorists for their evil purposes. Never before or since were those who came to participate in a sports competition murdered for who they were and where they came from.
"We should cut Pakistan off of every cent because it has been used for evil purposes, including killing American troops," he said.
Do President Tsaffaras and his governing board really think anyone inclined to bring a gun on their campus for evil purposes will have gone through any of these steps?
They are called into action when baddie Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) - who tackles the role with obvious relish - comes out of exile, determined to use the power of fireworks for evil purposes and to gain him dominion over China.
Mohammad pointed out the call of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from the beginning to adopt moderation and fight those who use Islam as a cover to carry out their evil purposes. So "We are all today Saudis in combating terrorism," he said.
Finally, William Longgar describes indigenous categories and distinguishes between good and evil purposes for traditional practices.