She will unearth more than their remains in a quest that becomes a journey of baleful discovery and painful self-discovery.
The boat which has been tethered to the weird, baleful shore is set free, and sails toward the glories of the morning.
He played with his ax nervously, his baleful gaze darting about the camp.
If we reject it the vivid colors will grow pale; it will be a baleful meteor, portending tempest and war.
Of all mortal possessions they are the most useless, mischievous, and baleful.
It is not its power, but its treachery that is dreadful—the guise of friendship hiding a baleful purpose underneath.
THEN the baleful fiend its fire belched out, and bright homes burned.
It was hard to smile at the bright, baleful face with the menace in the eyes.
Richard paled under the baronet's baleful, half-sneering glance.
Everyone inherits something from the baleful institution, but not everyone the same.
Old English bealu-full "dire, wicked, cruel," from bealu "harm, injury, ruin, evil, mischief, wickedness, a noxious thing," from Proto-Germanic *balwom (cf. Old Saxon balu, Old Frisian balu "evil," Old High German balo "destruction," Old Norse bol, Gothic balwjan "to torment"), from PIE root *bheleu- "to beat." During Anglo-Saxon times, the noun was in poetic use only (e.g. bealubenn "mortal wound," bealuðonc "evil thought"), and for long baleful was extinct, but it was revived by modern romantic poets. Related: Balefully.