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.
Of all mortal possessions they are the most useless, mischievous, and baleful.
If we reject it the vivid colors will grow pale; it will be a baleful meteor, portending tempest and war.
THEN the baleful fiend its fire belched out, and bright homes burned.
It is not its power, but its treachery that is dreadful—the guise of friendship hiding a baleful purpose underneath.
Richard paled under the baronet's baleful, half-sneering glance.
It was hard to smile at the bright, baleful face with the menace in the eyes.
This was, of course, Mary Grey, bound upon her baleful errand.
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.