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  • Bennington was sitting near Piedmont and shot me a few vituperative glances that could have turned back the angel of death.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • From one open shop came the sound of blows and vituperation, and just as the officer came up to it a man in a gray coat with a shaven head was flung out violently.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In the midst of his vituperations I fainted at his feet.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Emma, giving up all chance of hearing any details, left the pharmacy; for Monsieur Homais had taken up the thread of his vituperations.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

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  • Yossarian let the girl drag him through the lovely Roman spring night for almost a mile until they reached a chaotic bus depot honking with horns, blazing with red and yellow lights and echoing with the snarling vituperations of unshaven bus drivers pouring loathsome, hair-raising curses out at each other, at their passengers and at the strolling, unconcerned knots of pedestrians clogging their paths, who ignored them until they were bumped by the buses and began shouting curses back.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I finally grew so adept at it that I could hear her voice, if it was one of her vituperative and not sullen evenings, as though it were coming from a great distance and were not, as a matter of fact, even addressed to me.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Frequently peeling off his shirt during the hot summer campaign, he harangued audiences in every corner of Texas with his great fund of vituperative epithets and withering sarcasm.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The rather too inclusive speech brought down a torrent of vituperation from other quarters upon fair Tess’s unlucky head, particularly from the Queen of Diamonds, who having stood in the relations to d’Urberville that Car had also been suspected of, united with the latter against the common enemy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The successful Yellow candidate for the borough of Old Topping, perhaps, feels no pursuant meditative hatred toward the Blue editor who consoles his subscribers with vituperative rhetoric against Yellow men who sell their country, and are the demons of private life; but he might not be sorry, if law and opportunity favored, to kick that Blue editor to a deeper shade of his favorite color.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Deerslayer looked upon these impotent attempts to arouse him as indifferently as a gentleman in our own state of society regards the vituperative terms of a blackguard: the one party feeling that the tongue of an old woman could never injure a warrior, and the other knowing that mendacity and vulgarity can only permanently affect those who resort to their use; but he was spared any further attack at present, by the interposition of Rivenoak, who shoved aside the hag, bidding her quit…
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer

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  • But after such scandal and vituperation God doesn’t demand our cohabitation.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Martin turned on her with fury, statistics, vituperation, religious zeal, and confused metaphors.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But inwardly, he was too fascinated by his aunt’s bold vituperations to want to leave just yet.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • This was a nun who’d been notorious for the terror she spread among the children, fifth-graders or sixth-graders, beatings, vituperations, keep them after school, send them out to clap erasers in a rainstorm.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The genial disdain of Michel Rollin, who called them impostors, was answered by him with vituperation, of which crapule and canaille were the least violent items; he amused himself with abuse of their private lives, and with sardonic humour, with blasphemous and obscene detail, attacked the legitimacy of their births and the purity of their conjugal relations: he used an Oriental imagery and an Oriental emphasis to accentuate his ribald scorn.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • 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.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Vituperative words rushed to her lips.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Letter of Vituperation.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • But all the Senate knew that Thomas Hart Benton was a rough and tumble fighter off and on the Senate floor—no longer with pistols but with stinging sarcasm, vituperative though learned oratory and bitterly heated debate.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • "Today I will sing a Letter of Vituperation," Snow Flower announced.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • My Song of Vituperation became known.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Now isolated from his political friends in the West and South, and yet maintaining his distaste for the Abolitionists, whom he held equally responsible for splitting the Union, Benton steered an extraordinarily independent course in his vituperative attacks on Clay’s compromise.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • She was already quite sick when you sang your Letter of Vituperation.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Remember that Letter of Vituperation?
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Elected in one final burst of personal popularity, he promptly threw to the winds all chances for future re-election by delivering one of his most memorable, and one of his most vituperative, speeches in opposition to the chief measure of his party, the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Instead, I listened to that inner music that had been pounding in my head and heart for months now "The pheasant squawks and the sound carries far," I said, as a Letter of Vituperation began to form in my mind.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • We should not pretend that he was a faultless paragon of virtue; on the contrary, he was, on more than one occasion, emotional in his deliberations, vituperative in his denunciations, and prone to engage in bitter and exaggerated personal attack instead of concentrating his fire upon the merits of an issue.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • …"our trusting new lil brother, Arrowsmith") debating with a slight thin-bearded man—Dr. William T. Smith, assistant in bio-chemistry—the possibility of increasing the effects of all enzymes by doses of X-rays, as he heard one associate-member vituperate another for his notions of cell-chemistry and denounce Ehrlich as "the Edison of medical science," Martin perceived new avenues of exciting research; he stood on a mountain, and unknown valleys, craggy tantalizing paths, were open to…
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • It is not my design, therefore, to vituperate my deceased friend, Toby Dammit.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  Poems
  • Paul understood that Annie had been driven to cull only the most hostile ones , those which reinforced her jaundiced view of mankind as Homo brattus , but they were vituperative by any standards.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • …the duenna might object, but because the household did not have food for eating between meals), gave it to him, thrust it at him with restrained savageness, and who found him one afternoon playing with a negro boy about his own size in the road outside the gates and cursed the negro child out of sight with level and deadly violence and sent him, the other, back to the house in a voice the very absence from which of vituperation or rage made it seem just that much more deadly and cold.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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