But it does show a gentler, more sympathetic side to the ‘she-devil’ seen in the tabloids.
Knox herself has been labeled both a “she-devil” and a “faithful” innocent.
Whereat she being dissatisfied, said, That some she-devil would shortly fetch him away!
I suppose they've never found any trace of the she-devil, have they?
The claws of that she-devil shan't scratch you if I can help it.
But the saints have made a mistake this time, for he is dead, and that she-devil has all.
Damn you, if I had time, I'd wring your neck for this, you she-devil!
To the eyes of some persons Sainte-Pelagie is a she-devil who burns the souls of young men.
For there remained nothing further to say to such a she-devil of an expert.
You are a—an angel-woman, but you can play a she-devil like an inspired creature.
A wicked and difficult woman; harridan; harpie: Hell, I practically had the she-devil cornered (1840+)