Villanize

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Villanize To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to revile. "Were virtue by descent, a noble name
      Could never villanize his father's fame."
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Usage

In literature:

It ended at Agincourt, "villanous gunpowder" sounding its requiem on that great field.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
In fact, they were two as villanous-looking men as I had ever seen.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
In days of old our ancestors disliked them very much; "villanous, rascally heaths" Cobbett always called them.
"Lessons on Soil" by E. J. Russell
Yet after all, why should we call these wolves villanous?
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
On the road they met Clerk Jobson returning in great haste and in a most villanous temper.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Yet I have done, to atone for thee, Thou villanous gold!
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Oh, this villanous spirit of exaggeration!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
He hadn't called me a villanous humpback.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
My heart rose up into my throat, as the conviction flashed upon my mind that Kate and I were the victims of some villanous scheme.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
I hope I don't look as villanous as you or Amos.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The Spaniards who had taken Walter a prisoner were the most villanous the youth had ever beheld.
"Fighting in Cuban Waters" by Edward Stratemeyer
As he passed McTerza he sputtered villanously, but Neighbor's huge bulk was between the two men.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
He has spent all the rest of his time smoking a villanous pipe in Cambridge.
"Harvard Stories" by Waldron Kintzing Post
I thought she looked as sorry as I felt myself when that lank, villanous wig was again performing its office.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
This obviously honourable course found no place in von Bissing's villanous scheme of vengeance.
"A Noble Woman" by Ernest Protheroe
That would be villanous!
"Saint Michael" by E. Werner
Don't you see a villanous genteel mien, under that cloak of hypocrisy?
"The Inconstant" by George Farquhar
Five villanous-looking fellows are watching the house night and day.
"The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism" by A. Leah Underhill
Now here was at once, we thought, demonstration of a villanous design.
"The Atlantic Telegraph" by William Howard Russell
Quick work for the express who brought the tidings, in those days of villanous roads and sailing vessels.
"Mohawks, Volume 2 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In poetry:

Three hundred pounds per annum spent
On making brain and body meeter
For all the murderous intent
Comprised in "villanous saltpetre!"
And after — ask the Yusufzaies
What comes of all our 'ologies.
"Arithmetic on the Frontier" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Artist Jeff Ritzmann's Villanizer Guitar Is a Steampunk Sensation.
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