Those grave fellows are my aversion who sift everything with the utmost nicety, and find the malignity of a lie in a piece of humour, pushed a little beyond exact truth.
Iago's soliloquythe motive-hunting of motiveless malignity.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The last speech, the motive-hunting of a motiveless malignity how awful!Samuel Taylor Coleridge
But how shall I excuse it? There are things done which are as holy as the heavens, which are clear before God as the light of the sun, which leave no stain on the conscience, and which yet the malignity of man can invest with the very blackness of hell!Anthony Trollope
The covetousness or the malignity, which saddens me, when I ascribe it to society, is my own. I am environed by my self.