Sentence Examples


  • The mischief, however, was not ended.
  • She tried to feign innocence but her eyes were probably full of mischief instead.
  • It seems to have suffered in the civil wars at the hands of Sextus Pompeius, the son of the triumvir, who for a short time was master of Sicily; to repair the mischief, new settlers were sent 1 This statement made by Polybius (viii.
  • A special aspect of them in Virgil is that of agents employed by the higher gods to stir up mischief, strife and hatred upon earth.
  • Middleton, with Archbishop Sharp, misgoverned the country, established a high court of commission, exiled the fiercest preachers to Holland, whence they worked endless mischief by agitation and a war of pamphlets; irritated the Covenanting shires, Fife and the south-west, by quartering troops on them to exact fines for Nonconformity, and so caused, during a war with Holland, the Pentland Rising (November 1666).