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Related to excoriating: mitigate, commence, subsume, condoned, fomenting
See: scathing
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The inability to attribute precise agency here is all the more striking in an author who is constantly excoriating the Arabs for their failure to accept responsibility for their actions.
Meanwhile, CNN's Lou Dobbs, a high-profile advocate for a hard line on illegal immigration, wrote an editorial excoriating the Senate for having ``no shame in continuing to try to blur the line between legal and illegal immigration.
In the past I have read letters to NCR excoriating Colman McCarthy for what a reader has deemed his (pick one) erroneous, stupid, misguided, subversive view on some subject.
Speaking in London at the Royal Society of Arts last month, Rem Koolhaas gave an excoriating analysis of the condition of architects in a consumerist global economy, citing his own description of it as a 'poisonous mixture of megalomania and impotence'.
Similarly Giles Fletcher the Elder echoed Mantuan in pastoral satires excoriating Edward Bonner, the Marian bishop of London.
Joel Soler didn't specifically mean for his excoriating documentary portrait of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Uncle Saddam, to get its first U.
Joy Williams, in excoriating what population growth, development, and money have done to Florida, minces no words in her despair.
Last week, it wrote an editorial excoriating the school board for not investigating the matter.
And while the ghost of Debord is no doubt still excoriating "sub-Leninist impostors," Jorn's oeuvre poses an interesting question: Why did Debord et al.
I'm talking about real-life shepherds, not shepherds in the sense of "the Lord is my shepherd" from Psalm 23, nor the image of the shepherd as a leader of Israel that you read in Ezekiel 34, where the prophet is excoriating the leaders of Israel for not being good shepherds.
The first tale here, "Une certaine realite," for example, is far more excoriating in the vividness of its horrific brutality than anything Kafka or Borges could have dreamed up.
What could be more tedious and predictable than a column in this magazine excoriating the rich for the plight of the poor?