I think there are quarrels and spites enough in the world, without brothers joining in with all the rest.
Surely the spites were gathering in force again, and this was their doing.
He spites him by damaging his plants all he can in a sly and ingenious way.
What envyings, spites, meannesses and miserable pettinesses arise from this greed of money!
She knew what spites were; but the god Pan and Apollo with his harp were unknown forms.
What can we know of the hundred spites and jealousies or other causes of malice which might have caused the crime?
There has been some spites and a good many mean doin's and sayin's—namin' no names.
What spites and quarrels are still flourishing among my old neighbours which owe their origin to that election!
Human meanness is never so pitiful as when it tries to seize on God's judgments as weapons with which to gratify its own spites.
The world of Islam was rent in twain by the spites, greeds, and partisan silliness of a handful of men and women in Medina.
c.1300, shortened form of despit "malice" (see despite). Corresponding to Middle Dutch spijt, Middle Low German spyt, Middle Swedish spit. Commonly spelled spight c.1575-1700. The verb is attested from c.1400. Phrase in spite of is recorded from c.1400.