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- n. one who reviles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who reviles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who reviles; one who acts or speaks abusively.
By many he is called the reviler of the gods, the author of all fraud and mischief, and the shame of gods and men alike.
Reviling is purposely put side by side with murder, bemuse the disposition that inspires the former leads, when further expanded, to the latter; the reviler is a murderer before that bar which looks only at the heart.
If people with freckles or fanciers of schnauzers were suddenly to become popularly reviled, Mr. Levin would position himself as chief reviler.
But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.
Otherness, critic Mark Lussier usefully revises the traditional characterization of Blake as an archetypal champion of art and reviler of nature as something hostile to the imagination.
Eagleton also took aim at the late Kingsley Amis, calling him "a racist, anti-Semitic boor, a drink-sodden, self-hating reviler of women, gays and liberals."
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Eagleton also attacks Amis's father Kingsley as "a racist, anti-Semitic boor, a drink-sodden, self-hating reviler of women, gays and liberals".
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
So where does this lover of Trotsky and hater of God, this despiser of religion and tradition and devotee of “permanent revolution,” this anti-Catholic bigot and reviler of Reagan and John Paul, now find an ideological home?
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