Invect

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Invect To inveigh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • invect To inveigh.
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Usage

In literature:

Bessie Prawle towered above her in her strength, and gained invective with every fierce breath she took.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
Their invective has been mighty because so restrained and so compressed.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
We also know that he repeated his heresies and hurled back into the teeth of his accusers the invective they heaped upon him.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
It was then that Lucy Dallas clenched her teeth and hurled invective at the radiant girl within.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
The power of vigorous invective he had in a marked degree.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
The cracks of his whip sounded like pistol-shots against their jaded flanks, and volumes of invectives issued from his lips.
"Russia" by Various
They heaped blunder upon blunder, and held him up to ridicule with all the wealth of invective characteristic of the learned controversy of the age.
"Jerome Cardan" by William George Waters
Cicero replied in the Second Philippic, one of the most violent invectives ever written.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
At this Jubei broke into angry jeers and invectives.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Douglass powerful in invective; Ward in argument.
"Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854)" by Various
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In poetry:

Bearing all with passive mood
While her sharp invective ran,
In cold and fearful calmness stood
A silent, melancholy man.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
``Then must you with invectives fume and rage
All through the land, denouncing evil times,
With histrionic passion; 'tis a stage
For mountebanks and mimes—
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Peace has come. God give his blessing
On the fact and on the name!
The South speaks no invective
And she writes no word of blame;
But we call all men to witness
That we stand up without shame.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Its absence is particularly acute in the world of politics where invective and personal attacks are launched from every direction.
As for the 10 that followed you all need to get more creative in your invective.
Semantic blunder in Jane Fonda column brings reader invective .
Krauthammer's columns hate-filled invective .
Vitriol, Invective At The Speed Of Light.
Vitriol and invective stain American political history, but falsehoods, half-truths and innuendo now spread with the speed of light across partisan airwaves and the Internet _ the din drowning out the country's moderate political center.
Vitriol, Invective At The Speed Of Light .
Liberal invective against George W Bush has not yet descended to the depths plumbed by conservatives in their crusade against the Clintons, but that isn't because nobody's trying.
Recent research suggests that swearing—as in cursing, cussing, or unleashing any stream of invective that newspaper comics would render as furious punctuation—is something more than a reflex response to life's agonies.
Vitriol , Invective At The Speed Of Light.
Invective is an art form like any other, but it has gone out of style.
But it is a measure of El Barrio 's basic values that its business and cultural leaders responded to the slight not with angry invective, but with persuasion.
Semantic blunder in Jane Fonda column brings reader invective.
Having been called all sorts of names as a columnist, I've got to hand it to some members of the religious right for their spirited invective.
Is anyone else tired of being subjected to these off-the-wall, incendiary invectives.
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