baleful (adj.) Old form(s): balefull
deadly, mortal, malignant
1H6 V.iv.122[Richard to Winchester] boiling choler chokes ... my poisoned voice, / By sight of these our baleful enemies
2H6 III.ii.48[King to Suffolk] Thou baleful messenger, out of my sight!
3H6 II.i.97[Richard to Warwick, of York's death] if we should recompt / Our baleful news
RJ II.iii.4[Friar alone] I must up-fill this osier cage of ours / With baleful weeds
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