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- n. The act of reviling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of reviling; also, contemptuous language; reproach; abuse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of reviling; abuse; contemptuous or insulting language; a reproach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
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It is but natural that in the face of scepticism which I cannot share I should feel greater faith, that in the face of revilement a sense of the glory of the thing belittled should settle upon me.
Our survival depends on human revilement of the decomposing corpse as much as it does the entropy that somehow draws us in to the two stages of death that somehow remain poignantly beautiful to us--the initial departure from life and the ultimate disappearance of all trace of that which once was an animated, vital, and special entity.
Yet, even to accomplish this much in iconographic terms, Silas had to solve the problem of our revilement of corporeal decomposition.
Cleon, the hero of the Peloponnesian war, advocated the public renouncement of friends upon dealing with public affairs -- he paid for it with some revilement by historians.
They should be objects of shame, ridicule and revilement.
We reject the idea that queers should organize for access to the military that depends on our revilement for its existence, rather than for the right to privacy, the right to public life, and the right to life free from militarism.
Ever since the gay couple made their relationship public in November and had a wedding ceremony on Jan 3, they have been the subject of revilement from family and friends.
As with her Egyptian alter ego Cleopatra, the very qualities that render Berenice so seductive a subject for a modern audience made her an object of suspicion and revilement among a number of Roman observers.
Being a member of a UCC church myself, I highly doubt that the charge was one of hatred and revilement.
I suppose it is interesting that we continue to demonize the small-scale criminal, the citizen who murders their neighbor, while those who destroy the lives of thousands are spared the same revilement because their crime is not physically violent, though the result will still be pain and suffering, and, in some instances, death.