mischief


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one who causes minor trouble or damage

the action or result of inflicting loss or pain

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the quality or nature of being harmful or evil

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Our affairs began to wear a new aspect, and the enemy, not daring to venture on open war, practised secret mischief at times.
These must be, not chivalry, but poetry," said the curate; and opening one he saw it was the "Diana" of Jorge de Montemayor, and, supposing all the others to be of the same sort, "these," he said, "do not deserve to be burned like the others, for they neither do nor can do the mischief the books of chivalry have done, being books of entertainment that can hurt no one.
They, thinking no evil, followed her, all except Eurylochus, who suspected mischief and staid outside.
This little piece of mischief, how she used to make us laugh the day long
He was the chief agent of the mischief," answered Grandfather; "but we will not suppose that he acted otherwise than conscientiously.
But he had encountered so many dangers from giants, and one-eyed Cyclops, and monsters of the sea and land, that he could not help dreading some mischief, even in this pleasant and seemingly solitary spot.
HE THAT hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
But if you are going to call the Winged Monkeys we must run away, for they are full of mischief and think it great fun to plague us.
Tootles, the fairy Tink, who is bent on mischief this night is looking for a tool [for doing her mischief], and she thinks you are the most easily tricked of the boys.
And meanwhile," Thomson retorted bitterly, "leave him a free hand to do what mischief he can.
He then condemned the work of Jupiter, because he had not placed the heart of man on the outside, that everyone might read the thoughts of the evil disposed and take precautions against the intended mischief.
A HURLED-BACK Allegation, which, after a brief rest, had again started forth upon its mission of mischief, met an Ink-stand in mid-air.
Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do
And if there are only a few of them in the State, the rest of the people are well disposed, they go away and become the bodyguard or mercenary soldiers of some other tyrant who may probably want them for a war; and if there is no war, they stay at home and do many little pieces of mischief in the city.
I followed, whether with the dim idea of preventing mischief, or only to know the worst, I can hardly tell.