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Invectively

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Invectively In an invective manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • invectively In the manner of invective; censoriously; abusively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Invectively by invective: satirically: sarcastically
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Inveigh.

Usage

In literature:

Healy, whose sardonic invective he could not stand.
"Ireland Since Parnell" by Daniel Desmond Sheehan
If a man barks only at him who deserves his invectives, while he himself is unblamable?
"The Works of Horace" by Horace
The restless rage of his invective is as far as human utterance can find itself from the cynical infidelity of an Iago.
"The Age of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Scribes of "Open Letters" had a fine opportunity to display their gift of insolent invective.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill
He had expected bitter invective, but instead the girl smiled.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
She brazens the matter out, covers her husband with invective, and threatens him with his own sword.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
The excitement passed away, but invective and calumny still followed me.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
Throughout the whole journey to London, the Welsh and English women assailed him with their invectives.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
She had expected that he would crush their opponents beneath an avalanche of righteous invective.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Oratory poured forth in streams, and gasoline-lighted band-wagons rattled from street to street, emitting song and invective.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
Junius may have to explain in invective what Burke magistrally demonstrated in terms of political philosophy.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
Toward alien powers a man's true weapon is not invective, but skill and strength.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Either then let some one teach them to be modest, or else let him suffer me ever to utter my invectives against them.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
He has little humor, is stately and dignified, but bitter in satire and invective.
"The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States" by Benjamin Brawley
Without adverting for a second to the measure in debate, he launched forth into a most violent invective on his adversary.
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
He was, nevertheless, calm, and indulged in no invectives against Craig.
"Ormond, Volume II (of 3)" by Charles Brockden Brown
We have already seen how ingeniously he titillated public curiosity in the title of his invective against Aretino.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
She again began to ring in my ears a long string of invectives against the poorer class of people, when I hastily took my leave.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
Let us devote a moment to the negro trader, as he was called, and his slave-pens, which were the subjects of much and heated invective.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
A bantering tone predominates, accompanied by passages employing irony, satire, and invective.
"Citt and Bumpkin (1680)" by Sir Roger L'Estrange
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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:

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 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.
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.
With so much invective and violence in the Middle East, the region needs the healing power of such humility and contrition.
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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