It would be refining too much, perhaps, even considering his monomania, to hint that his vindictiveness
towards the White Whale might have possibly extended itself in some degree to all sperm whales, and that the more monsters he slew by so much the more he multiplied the chances that each subsequently encountered whale would prove to be the hated one he hunted.
she thought in a momentary burst of vindictiveness
Her present countenance had a wild vindictiveness
in its white cheek, and a bloodless lip and scintillating eye; and she retained in her closed fingers a portion of the locks she had been grasping.
The belief that he repented his marriage, and suffered from it, only aggravated her vindictiveness
Many men would have retained a feeling of vindictiveness
towards Adam, but he would not--he would resolutely overcome all littleness of that kind, for he had certainly been very much in the wrong; and though Adam had been harsh and violent, and had thrust on him a painful dilemma, the poor fellow was in love, and had real provocation.
The fiend-like skill we display in the invention of all manner of death-dealing engines, the vindictiveness
with which we carry on our wars, and the misery and desolation that follow in their train, are enough of themselves to distinguish the white civilized man as the most ferocious animal on the face of the earth.
He was a dashing, jovial old solder in his usual mood, but there were occasions on which he seemed to show himself capable of considerable violence and vindictiveness
Smallweed, who finds it so difficult to resume his object, whatever it may be, that he becomes exasperated and secretly claws the air with an impotent vindictiveness
expressive of an intense desire to tear and rend the visage of Mr.
I expected then people to be more of a piece than I do now, and I was distressed to find so much vindictiveness
in so charming a creature.
We never ought to allow our instincts of justice to degenerate into mere vindictiveness
Since, thus, the prevision of his own unending bliss could not nullify the bitter savors of irritated jealousy and vindictiveness
, it is the less surprising that the probability of a transient earthly bliss for other persons, when he himself should have entered into glory, had not a potently sweetening effect.
True he had flung Hook's arm to the crocodile, but even this and the increased insecurity of life to which it led, owing to the crocodile's pertinacity [persistance], hardly account for a vindictiveness
so relentless and malignant.