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1(abuse)invectivas feminine formalimproperios masculine
- Coming across like a crank, or ranting and throwing around exaggerated invective, is another.
- She didn't understand this so hurled another stream of invective at me.
- We've all hurled invective into voicemail's dead ears as it runs through its unholy litanies.
- A skillful public speaker who mixed invective with humour, he did not disappoint the crowd of about 500.
- There's a long road ahead of us, and invective at this stage doesn't help us in any way.
- News reaches me, however, of referees fighting back against what seems to be a tidal wave of invective and abuse hurled in their direction.
- John is old and waiting to die but the prospect of death hasn't dulled his appetite for invective or his irreverence for the great and the good.
- It didn't help, of course, not really, but at least there were no innocent bystanders around to suffer my invective.
- Rarely have I read a more bitter, laudably splenetic piece of invective.
- Both load up their arguments with gobs of personal invective, which also makes me suspicious of their arguments.
- The satire is so laden with invective and is so dense that I wish there was an annotated version of this book to read which would make it much easier to read.
- The wilful Welshman was quick to test his new manager, reacting to that substitution at The Valley with a stream of invective.
- He has blown onto the scene in a torrent of invective, firing broadside after broadside at the crumbling bastions of public morality.
- The appointed writer for the day polishes them up with the appropriate invective and posts them.
- Even the thought of it unleashes a stream of invective.
- After reading your invective harangue I've only one question: What would you know of polite circles?
- Soccer worldwide makes a science of invective against match officials after any game turning decision goes against them.
- The thing about Jo, and she's so graceful with it, is that she gets more bile and invective than any other comic because she's a woman.
- Mr Moore fired up the young crowd with a potent combination of satire, humour, invective and righteous anger.
- As is the custom at the Star Tribune, the editorial was long on invective and short on facts.
2(condemnation)invectiva feminine formal
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