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  • Perhaps Riddle felt the sting of his public excoriation.†   (source)
  • Adams was inevitably excoriated as a monarchist, more British than American, and therefore a bad man.†   (source)
  • Other villagers excoriated the women who made the announcement as unfeminine and un-African and accused them of taking money from white people to betray their Bambara ethnic group.†   (source)
  • like Satan himself, had then bounded up on Major — de Coverley's car with malicious glee, seized him roughly and contemptuously by his venerable white head and kissed him mockingly on each cheek with a mouth reeking with sour fumes of wine, cheese and garlic, before dropping back into the joyous celebrating throngs with a hollow, dry, excoriating laugh.†   (source)
  • In almost daily attacks in the Aurora, Adams was belittled as "The President by Three Votes," mocked again as "His Rotundity," excoriated as a base hypocrite, a tool of the British, "a man divested of his senses."†   (source)
  • But if they gave him 130 or fewer pounds, they risked the ire of rival horsemen and the excoriation of journalists.†   (source)
  • Howard, uncomfortable with Smith's excoriation of Workman, made a point of praising the jockey to reporters.†   (source)
  • The threat, they knew, was preposterous, but the white judicial face, the thoughtful pursing of the lips, and the right hand, which she held loosely clenched, like a man's, with the forefinger extended, emphasizing her proclamation with a calm, but somehow powerful gesture, froze them with a terror no amount of fierce excoriation could have produced.†   (source)
  • The corpse of the young lady was much bruised and excoriated.†   (source)
  • What excoriations in his lamentable existence!†   (source)
  • The diamonds and rubies seem wet, and make veiled beings in the shadow below weep, their sides bruised with the hair shirt and their iron-tipped scourges, their breasts crushed with wicker hurdles, their knees excoriated with prayer; women who think themselves wives, spectres who think themselves seraphim.†   (source)
  • At every new attempt to look about him the same morbid sensibility to light was manifested, and excoriating tears ran down his cheeks.†   (source)
  • And you, too, were there, Sultans with long pipes reclining beneath arbours in the arms of Bayaderes; Djiaours, Turkish sabres, Greek caps; and you especially, pale landscapes of dithyrambic lands, that often show us at once palm trees and firs, tigers on the right, a lion to the left, Tartar minarets on the horizon; the whole framed by a very neat virgin forest, and with a great perpendicular sunbeam trembling in the water, where, standing out in relief like white excoriations on a steel-grey ground, swans are swimming about.†   (source)
  • sort of diver just come up, his hair curling tighter and tighter on his sunburnt temples the more he rubs it so that it looks as if it never could be loosened by any less coercive instrument than an iron rake or a curry-comb—as he rubs, and puffs, and polishes, and blows, turning his head from side to side the more conveniently to excoriate his throat, and standing with his body well bent forward to keep the wet from his martial legs, Phil, on his knees lighting a fire, looks round as if it were enough washing for him to see all that done, and sufficient renovation for one day to take in the superfluous health his master throws off.†   (source)
  • Upon examining it, many excoriations were perceived, no doubt occasioned by the violence with which it had been thrust up and disengaged.†   (source)
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