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Definition of Despitefulness
1. [n -ES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Despitefulness
Literary usage of Despitefulness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An explanation of the Psalms, as read in the liturgy of the Church by James Slade (1847)
"4. the despitefulness'] The contempt and persecution. Matt. v. 44. The servants of God, like other servants, if they are injured, and suffer violence, ..."
2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1921)
"... only my meed of honour hath he that gave it me taken back in his despitefulness, even lord Agamemnon son of Atreus. To him declare ye everything even as ..."
3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1847)
"that his soul was full of the mocking of the wealthy, and of the despitefulness of the proud," and Psalm Iv. 4. " for the voice of the wicked, &. ..."
4. The Stones of Venice: Introductory Chapters and local Indices for the use of by John Ruskin (1906)
"THE SPITE OF THE PROUD.a " Our soul is filled with the scornful rebuke of the wealthy, and with the despitefulness of the proud." § i. ..."
5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1915)
"... he will help him and deliver him from the hand of his enemies. Let us examine him with despitefulness and torture that we may know ..."