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She abuses and reviles him.
  to criticize in an abusive manner
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reviled revile reviles reviling revilement reviler
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  • She abuses and reviles him.
  • People used to admire her, but today she is reviled.
  • She hates violence and reviles anyone who fights.
  • But his absence and his whereabouts did not seem to matter; in the same way, his devastating attractiveness made it seem of small importance that he had recently reviled Sophie and me in such an outpouring of animosity and spite that it had made us both physically ill.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Before I’d been tossed in with a tight, competitive bunch of older boys, with a label reading "gifted" tied around my neck, I’d never been especially reviled or humiliated at school.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I won’t revile any more, it is senseless, I could drop down and never rise up again.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Oh, a wife may revile such a man with every silent curse she knows.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The poor, as we have already said, whom she sought out to be the objects of her bounty, often reviled the hand that was stretched forth to succour them.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • At the end of this, Jordan thought, I will be either reviled or canonized.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Of course, like all interrogation of the universe, this line of inquiry inevitably reduces us to asking what it means to be human and whether—to borrow a phrase from the angst-encumbered sixteen-year-olds you no doubt revile—there is a point to it all.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • It is hard when men revile you.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Why, although reviled by others, could this beauty not be taken for granted within the community?
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • The crawlway was Yossarian’s lifeline to outside from a plane about to fall, but Yossarian swore at it with seething antagonism, reviled it as an obstacle put there by providence as part of the plot that would destroy him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • To whom The gracious Judge without revile replied.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • 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
  • The mystic parasites who have, throughout the ages, reviled the traders and held them in contempt, while honoring the beggars and the looters, have known the secret motive of their sneers: a trader is the entity they dread-a man of justice.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Paris is transported to his bedchamber, where Helen is lured by a goddess; she reviles his cowardice but he ends up persuading her to make love.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Haven’t the ignorant, narrow-minded curs reviled me as an enemy of the people?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • 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
  • Uncle Willie reviled Drummer by the hour.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • —has not to this day paid her for the half-dozen linen shirts she made him and drove her roughly away, stamping and reviling her, on the pretext that the shirt collars were not made like the pattern and were put in askew.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • For I dare say there was never gentlewoman reviled man in so foul a manner as I have rebuked him; and at all times he gave me goodly and meek answers again.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • One of the men who was holding her turned away his face, and for this humanity he was reviled and flogged.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Our family has done her quite enough injury already, I think, and may leave off reviling her now she’s down.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Was it not the least that one could do to swear at one’s ease and revile the name of God a little, on so fine a day, in such good company as dignitaries of the church and loose women?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • For I dare say there was never gentlewoman reviled man in so foul a manner as I have rebuked him; and at all times he gave me goodly and meek answers again.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • To revile, mock, or pitty, is to Dishonour.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And did not she herself revile me there?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • I want patience, said he, with those who, without wit to enliven or learning to instruct, revile an ennobling profession which, saving the reverence due to the Deity, is the greatest power for happiness upon the earth.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He hated and reviled everything.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Still, among the various excesses to which human nature is subject, moralists have never numbered that of being too fond of the people who openly revile us.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Thou didst not come down from the Cross when they shouted to Thee, mocking and reviling Thee, "Come down from the cross and we will believe that Thou art He."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • But he didn’t start out by condemning or reviling.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • ’Being reviled we bless; being persecuted we suffer it; being defamed we entreat; we are made as the filth of the world, and as the offscouring of all things unto this day.’
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • …shivered with sickness, and who filled the baskets of the weaker ones in the field, at the terrible risk of coming short in his own measure,—and who, though pursued with unrelenting cruelty by their common tyrant, never joined in uttering a word of reviling or cursing,—this man, at last, began to have a strange power over them; and, when the more pressing season was past, and they were allowed again their Sundays for their own use, many would gather together to hear from him of Jesus.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Goody Seagrim then began to revile her daughter afresh.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • John no one thwarted, much less punished; though he twisted the necks of the pigeons, killed the little pea-chicks, set the dogs at the sheep, stripped the hothouse vines of their fruit, and broke the buds off the choicest plants in the conservatory: he called his mother "old girl," too; sometimes reviled her for her dark skin, similar to his own; bluntly disregarded her wishes; not unfrequently tore and spoiled her silk attire; and he was still "her own darling."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The seconds were ticked off in milliseconds of premeditated violence, at once accepted and reviled.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • 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
  • Here one curses her and calls her capricious, fickle, and immodest, there another condemns her as frail and frivolous; this pardons and absolves her, that spurns and reviles her; one extols her beauty, another assails her character, and in short all abuse her, and all adore her, and to such a pitch has this general infatuation gone that there are some who complain of her scorn without ever having exchanged a word with her, and even some that bewail and mourn the raging fever of…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It did touch me to a sort of tenderness to see the gallant way she met her lot—cursing and reviling all the crowd that gaped and gazed around her, whilst the flames licked upward toward her face and catched her thin locks and crackled about her old gray head—cursing them! why an’ thou should’st live a thousand years thoud’st never hear so masterful a cursing.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • I revile you!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • 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
  • April 6 is the day white South Africans annually commemorate as the founding of their country—and Africans revile as the beginning of three hundred years of enslavement.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • 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
  • They blew tanks to surface, and got off with ears tingling from the pressure reduction in the hull, reviling the Survey, and tried again to get away, twice, with the same result.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • "Stay! stay! for Heaven’s sake!" said Rebecca; "stay, though it be to curse and to revile me—thy presence is yet some protection."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • 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
  • Many a warrior had been known to bring his own sufferings to a more speedy termination, by taunting reproaches and reviling language, when he found that his physical system was giving way under the agony of sufferings produced by a hellish ingenuity that might well eclipse all that has been said of the infernal devices of religious persecution.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • It was beautiful to behold the many-yoked grain and cotton wagons crawling over the country roads: one could hear their axles, complaining a mile away, coming nearer, till with shouts and yells and bad words they climbed up the steep incline and plunged on to the hard main road, carter reviling carter.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
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