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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To contain anger from mischief, though it take hold of a man, there be two things, whereof you must have special caution.
They, thinking no evil, followed her, all except Eurylochus, who suspected mischief and staid outside.
The others did not suspect any mischief so they followed her into the house, but I staid where I was, for I thought there might be some treachery.
And as soon as an important moment of life comes, like the children when they are cold and hungry, I turn to Him, and even less than the children when their mother scolds them for their childish mischief, do I feel that my childish efforts at wanton madness are reckoned against me.
However, we'll find him a billet where he can't possibly do any mischief."
"If you found him a billet where I should like to see him," Surgeon-Major Thomson observed bitterly, "he would never do any more mischief in this world!
But Zeus in the anger of his heart hid it, because Prometheus the crafty deceived him; therefore he planned sorrow and mischief against men.
But then it was to be considered what should be done to keep them from doing the mischief they designed; for all agreed, governor and all, that means were to be used for preserving the society from danger.
During this dreadful siege they did a great deal of mischief, distressed the garrison, in which were only fifteen men, killed two, and wounded one.
"Confound these check-reins!" he said to himself; "I thought we should have some mischief soon.
"And only made believe to do so for mischief's sake?"
I should have gone alone after the birds; nay, I did go at first, and he only followed me to prevent more mischief. Do, pray, sir, let me be punished; take my little horse away again; but pray, sir, forgive poor George."
He was still sleeping; so the curate asked the niece for the keys of the room where the books, the authors of all the mischief, were, and right willingly she gave them.
They were chiefly laborers and seafaring men, together with many young apprentices, and all those idle people about town who are ready for any kind of mischief. Doubtless some school-boys were among them.
I think that either out of sheer love of mischief, or from some subtler motive, he is capable of anything.