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Definitionto criticize in an abusive manner
- She abuses and reviles him.
- People used to admire her, but today she is reviled.
- She hates violence and reviles anyone who fights.
- And, with the same fervor with which they once sang His praises, Men now reviled Him.Boris Pasternak -- Doctor Zhivago
- Why, although reviled by others, could this beauty not be taken for granted within the community?Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
- Haven't the ignorant, narrow-minded curs reviled me as an enemy of the people?Henrik Ibsen -- An Enemy of the People
- And yet he felt that, however he might revile and mock her image, his anger was also a form of homage.James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
- The Baron darted his gaze left and right, reviled himself for coming here without his own guards, not that they'd be much use against Sardaukar.Frank Herbert -- Dune
- I will say, I think it passing odd that I am loved by one for a kindness I never did, and reviled by so many for my finest act.George R.R. Martin -- A Clash of Kings
- The seconds were ticked off in milliseconds of premeditated violence, at once accepted and reviled.Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Supremacy
- I cannot do the thing myself, for my traditions forbid a dying warrior to revile his persecutors, but the gifts of a Red-skin are different.James Fenimore Cooper -- The Prairie
- MARGARET (returning home) How scornfully I once reviled, When some poor maiden was beguiled!Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) -- Faust
- To whom The gracious Judge without revile replied.John Milton -- Paradise Lost
- But he didn't start out by condemning or reviling.Stephen Vincent Benét -- The Devil and Daniel Webster
- And did not she herself revile me there?William Shakespeare -- The Comedy of Errors
- They were the ones, Arjuna in particular, who had publicly reviled him for being a lowly charioteer's son.Arundhati Roy -- The God of Small Things
- I am reviled or threatened every day by one man or another,' said Ralph; 'but things roll on just the same, and I don't grow poorer either.'Charles Dickens -- Nicholas Nickleby
- You sowed strife abroad, you reviled The King to the King of France, to the Pope, Raising up against him false opinions.T.S. Eliot -- Murder in the Cathedral
- At the end of this, Jordan thought, I will be either reviled or canonized.Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
- They had no heart to grin, or even to revile me; but I believe they thought me gone mad—with fright, maybe.Joseph Conrad -- Heart of Darkness
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