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Definition to 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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