- n. Plural form of philippic.
“His attacks on the Hayes administration might fairly be called philippics had they possessed the saving grace of Hellenic self-control, but they remind us rather of Carlyle's furious "Latter Day Pamphlets.”
“But while ministers retreat back into day to day government and collective responsibility, Lord Ashdown, deputy leader Simon Hughes and party president Tim Farron will be left to issue the philippics against the Conservatives.”
“I guarantee as this thread plays out it will be salted with philippics from rabid Palin lovers bemoaning "all the hate" being spewed by loathsome Liberals because they are so "scared" of her.”
“Day after day, newly-minted pundits of the left and progressive worlds were spreading their wings and maws and lambasting the President and Bush with philippics that in some cases were over the top.”
“In these philippics, it is customary, in particular, to trot out the phrase "trial lawyers" at the first opportunity.”
“Here are a few of my favorite anti-government philippics.”
“They are lumbering, sprawling stories (727 and 1,168 pages respectively), wrapped around Rand's real points, which are political pamphlets in the form of her heroes 'philippics.”
“Congressman James Traficant is an Ohio Democrat whose one-minute philippics delivered in the House sometimes read like a mixture of Mark Twain and Jack Daniels but make up in spirit what they occasionally lack in grammar.”
“The short term not only encourages painful social philippics, but also fair-weather friends.”
“The short term not only encourages painful social philippics, but also fair-weather friends...”
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