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bear someone malice (or ill will)

Definition of bear someone malice or ill will in English:

[with negative] Wish someone harm.
Example sentences
  • If one therefore bore ill will towards someone then it follows that we would wish to injure them, and our intention towards them would be destructive or evil.
  • Geser tells a tale about the Virgin of Byzantium to whom somebody bore ill will and put a spell.
  • But I don't know one veteran in my chapter who bears ill will against the Vietnamese people.
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