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Definition: Hurtful, harmful, injurious

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Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War - By Joel Chandler Harris
...It was in the sixties, as time goes, when noxious influences had culminated in war in this vast nursery of manhood, the American republic ....
Dream Days - By Kenneth Grahame
...Believe me, I do not in the least regret that he is an adversary worthy of my steel, and no feeble specimen of his noxious tribe . " "...
The Coming Conquest of England - By August Niemann, John Henry Freese
...This noxious seed brings noxious fruits to light ....
Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Bront
...Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts : it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them ....
War and Peace - By Leo Tolstoy
...At the Rostows ', for instance, if they were of any use it was not because they made their patient swallow a variety of mixtures, for the most part noxious, though their effect in small doses was almost inappreciable, but because their presence was a satisfaction to the aching hearts that loved and watched over Natacha ....
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - By James Joyce
...Evil company on earth is so noxious that the...
Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...Lydgate was much worried, and conscious of new elements in his life as noxious to him as an inlet of mud to a creature that has been used to breathe and bathe and dart after its illuminated prey in the clearest of waters ....
Westward Ho! - By Charles Kingsley, N. C. Wyeth
...`` Why, sir, " said Evans, `` you see the man had a very fair pair of hose on, and a bran-new kersey doublet, very warm-lined; and so, thinking it a pity good clothes should be wasted on such noxious trade, we 've just brought them along with us . "...
Barchester Towers - By Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir
...He strove to tear himself away from the noxious siren that had bewitched him ....
Tom Jones - By Henry Fielding
...what the ladies are pleased to call virtue, and had herself maintained snch a severity of character, that it was expected, especially by Mrs. Wilkius, that she would have vented much bitterness on this occasion, and would have voted for sending the child, as a kind of noxious animal, immediately out of the house; but, on the contrary, she rather took the good-natured side of the question, intimated some compassion for the helpless little creature, and commended her brother 's charity in what he had done ....
One of Ours - By Willa Cather
...When you said anything was a `` stimulant, " you had sufficiently condemned it; there was no more noxious word ....
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed, and, to carry the danger to the edge of ruin, nature causes each man 's peculiarity to superabound ....
The Last Days of Pompeii - By Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
...I became suddenly old, I devoted myself to the sorceries of my raca; still by an irresistible impulse I curse myself with an awful penance; still I seek the most noxious herbs; still I concoct the poisons; still I imagine that I am to give them to my hated rival; still I pour them into the phial; still I fancy that they shall blast her beauty to the dust; still I wake and see the quivering body, the foaming lips, the glazing eyes of my Aulus--murdered, and by me . "...
Victory - By Joseph Conrad
...He was a noxious ass, and he satisfied his lust for silly gossip at the cost of his customers ....
The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, Allusions, References ... - By Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, Mrs. Ellen Maria Elizabeth Cobham (Brewer) Hayman
...Lan ` o, a Scandinavian lake, which emitted in autumn noxious vapors ....
Youth - By Joseph Conrad
...This noxious fool ' -LRB- meaning the manager -RRB- ' is capable of prying into my boxes when I am not looking . '...
The History of the Caliph Vathek - By William Beckford, Alfred Holst Tourrier, Samuel Johnson
...the first settled parts of North America, every nocturnal fly of a noxious quality is still generically named a bug, whence the term bugbear signifies one that carries terror wherever he goes ....