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The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews.
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  • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews.
  • Vampyres have speculated for centuries that the ecstasy of blood drinking is the key reason humans have vilified our race.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Whenever and wherever men have engaged in the mindless slaughter of animals (including other men), they have often attempted to justify their acts by attributing the most vicious or revolting qualities to those they would destroy; and the less reason there is for the slaughter, the greater the campaign of vilification.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • We said the Lord’s Prayer, vilified the Soo-preme Court once more, then broke up the meeting.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • Thus, the Party rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it chooses to do this in the name of Socialism.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I’ve been vilified for my choice, forced into hiding, banished from Idris.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Stoker vilified vampyres, which has caused our kind endless petty troubles with humans?’
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition, of which the Protestant divines, even while they vilified and decried that class of writers, were yet constrained often to avail themselves.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He continued to shake his head happily as Pilar went on vilifying and Robert Jordan knew that it was all right again now.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Although antimatter technology had staggering potential as an efficient and nonpolluting energy source-if unveiled prematurely, antimatter ran the risk of being vilified by the politics and PR fiascoes that had killed nuclear and solar power.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Must we accept the novel that is full of racial hatred, that vilifies persons of African or Asian or Jewish ancestry?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • When I saw that they were not really going to believe that men would go to such lengths to vilify Father Coffield, I called Dick Gregory, who happened to be at his home in Chicago.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Their Maker’s image, answered Michael, then Forsook them, when themselves they vilified To serve ungoverned Appetite; and took His image whom they served, a brutish vice, Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • She had been married to a Tutsi who had been killed years ago, and she had been vilified as a traitor by radicals on her hill.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • His biographer believes that "probably no man in history has been more vilified than he was at this time."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The news had traveled very fast: Apparently Moaning Myrtle had taken it upon herself to pop up in every bathroom in the castle to tell the story; Malfoy had already been visited in the hospital wing by Pansy Parkinson, who had lost no time in vilifying Harry far and wide, and Snape had told the staff precisely what had happened.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • However, it’s my job to protect our government from false vilification, unfounded accusations that could severely damage the country.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Plato vilified them in all his works to grind an axe of his own and since what we know about them is almost entirely from Plato they’re unique in that they’ve stood condemned throughout history without ever having their side of the story told.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • After the alleged kidnapping of four youths who were staying in the Diepkloof house and the death ofone of them, Winnie had first been vilified by a whispering campaign and was then charged with four counts of kidnapping and one of assault.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I needed someone whom I could visibly and openly hate, so I joined my classmates in vilifying Bobby Bentley and soon the freshmen despised him as much as the upperclassmen did.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The gentleman next door had been vilified by Nicholas; rudely stigmatised as a dotard and an idiot; and for these attacks upon his understanding, Mrs Nickleby was, in some sort, accountable.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …industrious in taking every opportunity of recommending themselves to the widow, they apprehended one certain method was, by giving her son the constant preference to the other lad; and as they conceived the kindness and affection which Mr Allworthy showed the latter, must be highly disagreeable to her, they doubted not but the laying hold on all occasions to degrade and vilify him, would be highly pleasing to her; who, as she hated the boy, must love all those who did him any hurt.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Let us not vilify but raise it to that standard.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • At the very least, the town would be vilified, a soiled mark on the map where few would want to settle or do business.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The New York sports press, with just a couple of interesting exceptions, vilified the Giants’ offensive line.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Even you, who are a man, cannot say what you think without being misunderstood and vilified—yes: I admit it: I have had to vilify you.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He didn’t care what was politically correct and had little patience for urban environmentalists who vilified the cattle industry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "You had best guard that tongue, ser." Ser Barristan did not like this Gerris Drinkwater, nor would he allow him to vilify Daenerys.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Every hireling scribbler was set to vilify them, wrote Abigail, who in her time in London acquired a dislike of the press that would last a lifetime.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • His new vice president, Andrew Johnson, has just delivered a red-faced, drunken, twenty-minute ramble vilifying the South that has left the crowd squirming, embarrassed by Johnson’s inebriation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It is time then that all should cease to treat her as alien, and even adverse—cease to denounce and vilify all and everything connected with her accession—cease to thwart and oppose the remaining steps for its consummation; or where such efforts are felt to be unavailing, at least to embitter the hour of reception by all the most ungracious frowns of aversion and words of unwelcome.
    John O’Sullivan  --  Annexation (Texas)
  • This instructive entertainment took place after second breakfast, and, as Joachim likewise informed him, it was not permitted, or was at the very least frowned upon, for anyone to absent himself—and it was therefore considered an amazing license that Settembrini, who surely was fluent in German as few others were, not only had never attended these lectures, but also vilified them at length.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Vilify me, strike me, be malicious!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • …from Vision, OPTIQUES b] Consequences from Sounds, MUSIQUE c] Consequences from the rest of the senses 2] Consequences from Qualities of Men in Speciall a] Consequences from Passions of Men, ETHIQUES b] Consequences from Speech, i) In Magnifying, Vilifying, etc. POETRY ii) In Persuading, RHETORIQUE iii) In Reasoning, LOGIQUE iv) In Contracting, The Science of JUST and UNJUST B. Consequences from the Accidents of Politique Bodies; which is called POLITIQUES, and CIVILL PHILOSOPHY 1.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Even you, who are a man, cannot say what you think without being misunderstood and vilified—yes: I admit it: I have had to vilify you.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He cursed and vilified the hilltop.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Thus says a man who admits to worshipping a God who vilifies pleasure, relegates women to roles that are little more than servants and broodmares, though they are the backbone of your church, and seeks to control his worshippers through guilt and fear.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Do you want to have poor Rhoda misunderstood and vilified to the same way?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • A mass meeting at Lawrence had vilified the Senator and speedily reported resolutions sharply condemning his position.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He was vilified unmercifully by the local press and residents.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The most vicious assaults, however, were aimed at Hamilton, whom Freneau delighted in vilifying, and to add to the insults, such diatribes were nearly always accompanied by lavish praise for Jefferson.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Nine out of twenty-two Democratic papers in the state are unbounded in vilifying him with such epithets as traitor, apostate, scoundrel, barn burner, abolitionist and free-soiler …. I am afraid Benton will be defeated.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But now the harsh terms of vilification and the desertion of former friends hurt him deeply.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • ’To oppose our leaders,’ said the orator, his voice calm but rising, ’is to vilify them, and, by so doing, to remove the care one must accord the precious gift called life.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The victory strengthened my belief that a man could speak the truth to his elders, to the new scribes and pharisees, and not be crucified or vilified because of it.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Subsection V. IN THE SUMMER and fall of 1800 the question of who was to lead the nation rapidly became a contest of personal vilification surpassing any presidential election in American history.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The powerful magnates of the Beef Trust responded by vilifying Roosevelt and Upton Sinclair, dismissing their accusations, and launching a public relations campaign to persuade the American people that nothing was wrong.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • you really vilify me
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • Let us not vilify, but raise it to that standard.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
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