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revile
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
to criticize in an abusive manner
  • 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."
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (62% in)
  • And suddenly I have a frightful longing to revile God aloud, and so I begin, and then they come crowding back to me, delighted, and seize me again and I cross myself again and they all draw back.
    Book 11 — Ivan (22% in)

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