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Word: diatribe

Definition: bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse


Sentences Containing 'diatribe'

After her diatribe dies down, the narrator drops to his knees before her, holding the hem of her dress.
Cappel was also the author of "Annotationes et commentarii in Vetus Testamentum" and other biblical works, as well as of several other treatises on Hebrew, among which are the "Diatribe de veris et antiquis Ebraeorum literis" (1645).
The "Tampa Tribune-Times" said that Atack's provision of extensive detail and source notes for each claim sometimes gets in the way of the story, but prevents the book from being just another bitter diatribe against Scientology.
The song is a sparse funk diatribe on the excess of money and materialism in hip hop, with a minor reference to Five Percenter philosophy ("85 are dumb and blind/A third of people compromise").

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