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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of vituperate.

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Examples

  • Tom Jenkins swears by Bala and abuses Llangollen, and calls its people drunkards, just as a Spaniard exalts his own village and vituperates the next and its inhabitants, whom, though he will not call them drunkards, unless indeed he happens to be a Gallegan, he will not hesitate to term “una caterva de pillos y embusteros.”

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • This last is the mood which Mr. Carlyle never wearies of extolling and enjoining under the name of Belief; and the absence of it, the inability to enter into it, is that Unbelief which he so bitterly vituperates, or, in another phrase, that Discontent, which he charges with holding the soul in such desperate and paralysing bondage.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I Essay 2: Carlyle

  • It is not the emotional prompting toward righteousness, it is not the yearning to live im Guten, Ganzen, Wahren, that he seeks to weaken; quite likely he has all this as much at heart as the theologian who vituperates him.

    The Unseen World, and Other Essays

  • He vituperates the poor black man with a coarse brutality which would do credit to a

    The Conflict with Slavery, Part 1, from Volume VII, The Works of Whittier: the Conflict with Slavery, Politics and Reform, the Inner Life and Criticism

  • Our culture not only requires females to live up to a certain questionable stereotype, it then vituperates those women and girls who play along (or who may actually - gor forbid - enjoy sex for its own sake).

    The Guardian World News

  • —he vituperates it, and that suffices for driving you into its embrace.

    Fallacies of Anti-Reformers

  • Spartian praises Tacitus for "good faith," the eulogy is more appropriate to the writer of the History than the Annals, howbeit that so many moderns, including the famous philologist and polygrapher, Justus Lipsius; the Pomeranian scholar of the last century, Meierotto; Boetticher and Prutz all question the veracity of Tacitus; while for what he says of the Jews Tertullian vituperates him in language so outrageous as to be altogether unbecoming the capacious mind of the Patristic worthy, who calls him, "the most loquacious of liars," -- "mendaciorum loquacissimus;"

    Tacitus and Bracciolini The Annals Forged in the XVth Century

  • He vituperates us aloud, and curses us in his heart, and will begin to prick us with the goad-stick, by and by.

    The Blithedale Romance

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