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revile
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
to criticize in an abusive manner
  • Goody Seagrim then began to revile her daughter afresh.
    Book 4 (56% in)
  • The poor man, who bore on his face many more visible marks of the indignation of his wife, stood in silent astonishment at this accusation; which the reader will, I believe, bear witness for him, had greatly exceeded the truth; for indeed he had not struck her once; and this silence being interpreted to be a confession of the charge by the whole court, they all began at once, una voce, to rebuke and revile him, repeating often, that none but a coward ever struck a woman.
    Book 2 (35% in)
  • Jones contented himself however with a negative punishment, and walked off with his new comrades, leaving the guide to the poor revenge of cursing and reviling him; in which latter the landlord joined, saying, "Ay, ay, he is a pure one, I warrant you.
    Book 7 (63% in)
  • His brother, therefore, no sooner mentioned the marriage of his nephew with Miss Miller, than he exprest the utmost satisfaction; and when the father had very bitterly reviled his son, and pronounced sentence of beggary upon him, the uncle began in the following manner: "If you was a little cooler, brother, I would ask you whether you love your son for his sake or for your own.
    Book 14 (84% in)

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