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The English and the Germans (he indignantly declared) were always reviling the Italians for their inability to cultivate the higher kinds of music.
has not to this day paid her for the half-dozen linen shirts she made him and drove her roughly away, stamping and reviling her, on the pretext that the shirt collars were not made like the pattern and were put in askew.
ANOTHER supposed suicide-jumper, another 24-hour hold-up, drivers wanting him to jump so they can get home, others reviling this "vile" attitude.
Black critics were especially bitter in reviling me.
She "whirls from stance to stance, addressing now men, now women, attacking and curtseying, flattering and reviling, nagging and commanding, with a rhetoric that works its effect not with cool reason and linear logic but with the piling-on of passion" (338).
It is time to stop reviling the United Nations and get on with the work of adapting the institution to new tasks.
Consider our point of view: If we give Osama away today, Muslims who are now pleading to give him up would then be reviling us for giving him up.