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    1. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits ; they are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains; they complain only of those of other people

    2. Who else had been in there and could still be in there? And now, with the entrance blocked by rocks and debris scattered by a particularly pernicious dragon, who knew what else they would find as they pushed further on

    3. This envy has frequently represented their trade as altogether pernicious, on account of the great quantities of silver which it every year exports from the countries from which it is carried on

    4. The law, however, which obliged the farmer to exercise the trade of a corn merchant was by far the most pernicious of the two

    5. The experience of one year, however, may not always be sufficient to discover to all the members of a great company the pernicious tendency of a particular bye-law ; and if several of them should afterwards discover it, neither the board of trade, nor the committee of council, can afford them any redress

    6. it is highly pernicious, and it has even a natural tendency to pervert the truth, by infusing into it a strong mixture of superstition, folly, and delusion

    7. The private revenue of the inhabitants of Great Britain is at present as much incumbered in time of peace, their ability to accumulate is as much impaired, as it would have been in the time of the most expensive war, had the pernicious system of funding never been adopted

    8. But though the whole debt were owing to the inhabitants of the country, it would not, upon that account, be less pernicious

    9. It occasions a general and most pernicious subversion of the fortunes of private people; enriching, in most cases, the idle and profuse debtor, at the expense of the industrious and frugal creditor ; and transporting a great part of the national capital from the hands which were likely to increase and improve it, to those who are likely to dissipate and destroy it

    10. The honour of a state is surely very poorly provided for, when, in order to cover the disgrace of a real bankruptcy, it has recourse to a juggling trick of this kind, so easily seen through, and at the same time so extremely pernicious

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    Synonyms for "pernicious"

    insidious pernicious subtle baneful deadly pestilent virulent fatal lethal pestiferous damaging deleterious pestilential destructive bad evil malevolent malicious

    "pernicious" definitions

    exceedingly harmful

    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way