Usage examples for vindictive

  1. But his own memoirs, if the truth is here stated, prove his cruel and vindictive character. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  2. I don't think that I'm a vindictive man by nature, but with that man I mean to make it even some of these days. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  3. Visions of horror presented themselves to her bewildered brain; all that Indiana had described of the cruelty of this vindictive race came vividly before her mind. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  4. It was dictated by that spirit of proud vindictive rage, which so strongly marked the character of the marquis. – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  5. In Yorkshire the family had been accounted a vindictive race. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  6. But you're not vindictive, and we'll let that go. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  7. You are nothing, girl," cried the woman, her dark eyes blazing with vindictive spite. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  8. Admiral Rymelandt was not only a stern, but a vindictive man. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  9. She had a purpose; but it was a vindictive one; and her soul was all tossed with passion, instead of being settled in patience. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  10. But Fanning was too much worked up in his vindictive anger to stop. – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  11. For though she was proud and sensitive, she was not vindictive, and the Judge's conduct on her wedding day had gone far to blot out the recollection of their of their unamicable past. – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  12. Calvin pointed at her with vindictive finger, and at once clasped both hands over his stomach. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  13. Their tenor has changed, too, and they sound vindictive in their anticipated triumph. – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  14. He was savagely vindictive. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  15. In fancy, she saw the one who had lighted it- a warrior with vindictive, painted face, who peered at the squat shack on the bend as he fanned and smothered the flame. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  16. How had Valerie contrived to keep Crevel and Hulot side by side, each tied to an apron- string, when the vindictive Mayor only longed to triumph openly over Hulot? – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  17. We have against us, first, this vindictive Duc de Chateaurouge, who, no doubt, has poisoned the king's mind. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  18. Their vindictive faces expressed the malignant joy they felt at the expectation of putting him to the torture. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  19. When they did so, they were soon reduced, and Pizarro, far from vindictive measures, was open to the first demonstrations of submission. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling