REVILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of REVILE
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 v.  attack with abusive language; vilify
Classic Sentence:
1  And yet he felt that, however he might revile and mock her image, his anger was also a form of homage.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
2  Then Euryalus reviled him outright and said, "I gather, then, that you are unskilled in any of the many sports that men generally delight in."
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK VIII
3  When he saw Eumaeus and Ulysses he reviled them with outrageous and unseemly language, which made Ulysses very angry.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XVII
4  He came so unexpectedly that none of us knew him, not even the older ones among us, and we reviled him and threw things at him.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XXIV
5  The poor, as we have already said, whom she sought out to be the objects of her bounty, often reviled the hand that was stretched forth to succour them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
Example Sentence:
1  Though most of his contemporaries revile Captain Kidd as a notorious, bloody-handed pirate, some of his fellow merchant-captains believe him innocent of his alleged crimes.
2  He is probably the most reviled man in contemporary theatre.