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a.1.Fiendish; diabolical.
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His soul is as hellish as his form, full of treachery and fiendlike malice.
Lucius Oh worthy Goth this is the incarnate Devil, That robbed Andronicus of his good hand, This is the pearl that pleased your Empress eye, And here's the base fruit of her burning lust, Say wall-eyed slave whither wouldst thou convey, This growing image of thy fiendlike face, Why dost not speak?
The kinds of moral issues connected with female hysteria are also dramatized in the opening of an earlier chapter where Susanna Moody, in her real contemporary commentary, recounts seeing Grace at the insane asylum, "no longer sad and despairing, but lightened up with a hideous and fiendlike merriment.