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vilify

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Definition spread negative information about
  • 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
  • vilified = spread negative information about
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • Vilify me, strike me, be malicious!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Stoker vilified vampyres, which has caused our kind endless petty troubles with humans?'
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I've been vilified for my choice, forced into hiding, banished from Idris.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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