Devilish in a sentence

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Definition of Devilish

  • Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme.
  • Extreme; excessive.
  • in a playfully devilish manner

How to use devilish in a sentence. Devilish pronunciation.

But it is a work of great power; it sings the requiem of lost youth, a minor melody often played by Turgenev; it gives us a curious picture of an Italian family living in Germany, and it contains the portrait of an absolutely devilish but unforgettable woman.
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I was suffocating; in fact, I was devilish far from comfortable.
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But if the health and welfare of man be spent in sensual desires, in a life on the animal plane, and in devilish pursuits—then disease is better than such health; nay, death itself is preferable to such a life.
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And so it was noted that Alan Hawke was a devilish pleasant fellow, a rising man, and one who had certainly dropped into an extremely good thing.
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Even while the adventurer carefully scanned the bills of exchange, he saw a gleam of devilish triumph in the old man's eyes as he opened the telegrams, and with affected carelessness shoved his letters in his pocket.
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That's Hawke-a devilish good officer too, by the way!
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Yes, but he might show up here devilish strangely," mused Hardwicke.
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Jack Blunt's eyes were devilish in their glare.
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Captain Murray is a devilish good fellow.
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Issachar Price appeared, warned apparently by some sort of devilish intuition, and invented "checking up stock" and similar menial and tiresome tasks to keep him uncomfortable till the captain returned.
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Was it the result of some deep and devilish purpose?
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There was no doubt a good deal of pretense in Mildred's delicacy as to money matters-but a devilish creditable sort of pretense.
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The duchess by his subornation, Upon my life, began her devilish practices; Or, if he were not privy to those faults, Yet, by reputing of his high descent, As next the king he was successive heir, And such high vaunts of his nobility, Did instigate the bedlam brain-sick duchess By wicked means to frame our sovereign's fall.
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And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, Unless you be possess'd with devilish spirits, You cannot but forbear to murther me.
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He was surer-footed in a run than at any other fast gait, and his running gave the impression of something devilish.
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When their eyes met, a light of devilish amusement lit the Sicilian's visage; his lips parted and his white teeth gleamed, but it was no smile, rather the nervous, rippling twitch that bares a wolf's fangs.
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The Italian face changes as the visitor approaches the city; its beauty becomes devilish; and there is scarcely one countenance in a hundred, among the common people in the streets, that would not be at home and happy in a renovated Coliseum to-morrow.
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And she nodded her head emphatically-"And all those queer beliefs he holds-and you hold them too!-are devilish!
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And I certainly saw nothing 'devilish' about him.
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If Mr. Tiffany Carrack had promptly employed his undoubted resources of youth and activity, his escape from the necessity of disclosure or surrender had been perhaps easy; but it so happened that his progress was a good deal baffled by the conflict constantly kept up in his brain, between the desire to use his legs in the natural manner, and to preserve that antique pace of tottering gentility which he had acquired from that devilish fine old fellow, the Prince of Baden-Baden, so that at one moment he was in the very hands of the enemy, and at the next, flying like an antelope in the distance.
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Examples of Devilish

Example #1
We have a sincere and highly interesting analysis of the Russian, the German, and the Italian temperament; not shown in their respective political prejudices, but in the very heart of their emotional life.
Example #2
For this very reason the book attracted little attention in Russia, and is usually dismissed in one sentence by the critics.
Example #3
He drew me from under my horse; he fell upon the Arabs.
Example #4
Just here the gorge took a sudden turn, so no one could see my trouble; or no one wished to see it, which comes to the same thing.
Example #5
If thou art desirous of health, wish thou health for serving the Kingdom.
Example #6
If the health and well-being of the body be expended in the path of the Kingdom, this is very acceptable and praiseworthy; and if it is expended to the benefit of the human world in general—even though it be to their material benefit and be a means of doing good—that is also acceptable.