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Vixenish   Listen

Shrewish and malicious.

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"Vixenish" Quotes from Famous Books

... her rival from top to toe. Nothing escaped her quick eye. "I'll wager her complexion needs a veil," she muttered, with vixenish glee. "That gown is an insult to her ...
— Mistress Nell - A Merry Tale of a Merry Time • George C. Hazelton, Jr.

... of the most vixenish maiden in London! You are a real American, after all. What is it you say ...
— The Parts Men Play • Arthur Beverley Baxter

... quarrel, which is averted, however, by the interposition of Baptista. A duet follows between them, at the close of which Lucentio retires. Petruchio now appears upon the scene, and learns from Hortensio of Katharine's vixenish disposition, which determines him to woo her. With a stirring song ("She is a Wife for such a Man created"), the ...
— The Standard Operas (12th edition) • George P. Upton

... Barto Rizzo was standing under the shadow of the Duomo. Luigi passed him and went to Zotti's house, where the letter was placed in his hand, and the door shut in his face. Barto rushed to him, but Luigi, with a vixenish countenance, standing like a humped cat, hissed, "Would you destroy my reputation and have it seen that I deliver up letters, under the noses of the writers, to the wrong persons?—ha! pestilence!" He ran, Barto following him. They were crossed by the officer on horseback, who challenged ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

Words linked to "Vixenish" :   malicious

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