from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Uttering reproaches; containing reproaches.
- noun Reproach; abuse; vilification.
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- verb Present participle of
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If errors of administration occur, reviling is not the way to correct them; nor breeding confusion the way of promoting the public interest.
The practice of reviling is an abuse of the faculty of speech, and altogether reprehensible.
If needy, disappointed, or oppressed, the sufferer may seek consolation in reviling the Shah and his minister, and all their measures, to the contentment of his heart.
The rudeness, cruelty, and injustice of enemies, will not justify Christians in reviling and revenge; the reasons for sin can never be so great, but we have always stronger reasons to avoid it.
In this way derision is a mortal sin, and more grievous than reviling, which is also done openly: because the reviler would seem to take another's evil seriously; whereas the derider does so in fun, and so would seem the more to despise and dishonor the other man.
To these the notion of reviling your enemy when he is up; kicking him when he is knocked down by somebody else; and gouging out his eyes, cutting out his tongue, hewing off his right arm, and stealing all his money, is abhorrent and cowardly.
Cherry Bim's untutored ear his reviling was a mere jabber of meaningless words.
As I trod the hot burning sands of "reviling" and "persecuting" and false accusing, little did I anticipate en countering a fountain of spiritual delight.
When he came into the queen's presence, she fell into a kind of reviling, demanding how he durst go over without her leave?
And if folks point out the lack of simple discernment on the part of the leadership, you are "reviling," just like the enemies of the faith revile ...