evil


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evil

[AS. yfel]
An infrequently used term for disease or illness.
References in classic literature ?
Surely, he said, a man may be expected to love those whom he thinks good, and to hate those whom he thinks evil.
Then to them the good will be enemies and the evil will be their friends?
And in that case they will be right in doing good to the evil and evil to the good?
But his death 'will be the seed' of many disciples who will convince them of their evil ways, and will come forth to reprove them in harsher terms, because they are younger and more inconsiderate.
He wishes them to know that the divine sign never interrupted him in the course of his defence; the reason of which, as he conjectures, is that the death to which he is going is a good and not an evil.
SOCRATES: And do you really imagine, Meno, that a man knows evils to be evils and desires them notwithstanding?
SOCRATES: And does he think that the evils will do good to him who possesses them, or does he know that they will do him harm?
He has acquired merit, though the healed employed his strength for evil.
Not till I came to Shamlegh could I meditate upon the Cause of Things, or trace the running grass-roots of Evil.
So we went out, but as we passed them I saw the doctors muttering together, for they were ill-pleased and foreboded evil.
Again he saw the field full of folk , and to them now Conscience was preaching, and at his words many began to repent them of their evil deeds.
That after thy death day thou shalt turn to the Evil One.