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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.
Yes, but do not persons often err about good and evil: many who are not good seem to be so, and conversely?
Or why should he propose any counter-penalty when he does not know whether death, which Anytus proposes, is a good or an evil? And he is certain that imprisonment is an evil, exile is an evil.
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.
MENO: That appears to be the truth, Socrates, and I admit that nobody desires evil.
SOCRATES: And do you really imagine, Meno, that a man knows evils to be evils and desires them notwithstanding?
Evil in itself - my legs weary apace these latter days!
It disquieted me in my dreams - the evil in thy soul working through to mine.
They answered that the spirit of the dead woman would lead him to bring evil on the royal house.
So we went out, but as we passed them I saw the doctors muttering together, for they were ill-pleased and foreboded evil. Also they were jealous of me, and wished to smite me through the heart of him who was called my son.
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."