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  • v. Present participle of vituperate.


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  • At the start of the show, as they're vituperating at opposite ends of the stage, it's hard to imagine why these two married each other—until about 15 minutes in, when suddenly she's straddling his lap and their union becomes more explainable.

    Lost (and Found) in Space

  • I believe BO is “vituperating” in that screen capture …

    Think Progress » O’Reilly on ThinkProgress: ‘All Decent Americans Should Reject These Haters’

  • Still, we can occupy ourselves vituperating on the internet until the electricity gets cut off.

    Bear-faced cheek

  • Warburton, the editor and commentator of Shakespeare, and Bishop of Gloucester, using English liberty, and abusing the custom of vituperating against adversaries, has composed four volumes to prove that the immortality of the soul was never announced in the

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • It was on such days, Clara recalled, “that Father created the habit of vituperating the human race.”

    Mark Twain

  • The yeomen separated the incensed priests, who continued to raise their voices, vituperating each other in bad Latin, which the Prior delivered the more fluently, and the Hermit with the greater vehemence.


  • Persians, having for a long time besieged Amida, and becoming weary of the siege, decided to depart, and having already broken up his camp, all the inhabitants of the town came upon the walls; and having become haughty from [the thought] of victory, did not omit assailing them with every kind of injury, vituperating them, accusing and reproaching them for their cowardice and poltroonery.


  • _ -- "Now do be rational, why don't you listen to what I say, instead of vituperating in this manner?"

    Yr Ynys Unyg The Lonely Island

  • I overheard some of it, but where any other cook would have been furious at us for not eating her delicious dinner, the dear old soul's rage was all directed against herself, and she was vituperating herself in language which would not have gone through the mails.

    At Home with the Jardines

  • She then, with the natural inconsequence and variability of her sex, immediately proceeded to hug and kiss the mite as affectionately as she had been shaking and vituperating him the moment before, he putting up with the new form of treatment as calmly and indifferently as he had received the previous scolding.

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle


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