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Word: invective

Definition: abuse


Sentences Containing 'invective'

A supporter of Watkinson responded that Vellacott's piece was a "mixture of invective and innuendo", and argued that his defence of corporal punishment was based on flawed logic.
Do I want to see him having his bum buggered by a big blackie jungle bunny through a crack in a toilet door" (Morin, C 1991p.17); but Sebastian Beaumont writing in the Gay Times (Feb 1992) says 'the invective is so rich and relentless that it is not offensive, but amusing instead.
Embittered by his deformity, Alarcón was constantly engaged in personal quarrels with his rivals; but his attitude in these polemics is always dignified, and his crushing retort to Lope de Vega in "Los pechos privilegiados" is an unsurpassed example of cold, scornful invective.
From the time when the Amadises and Palmerins began to grow popular down to the very end of the century, there is a steady stream of invective, from men whose character and position lend weight to their words, against the romances of chivalry and the infatuation of their readers.
Hewitt was the target of much invective from Federalists as a result. The English organist, choirmaster and composer William Selby was a major figure in Boston's musical life, along with the Dutch organist, violinist and composer Peter Albrecht van Hagen and German oboist Johann Christian Gottlieb Graupner.
They argued over the issue in several invective-laced meetings for two months until Bird finally gave in.
They were wholly deaf to my arguments, or failed to perceive their force, and fell into a strain of invective that was irresistible.

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