"Even that may be more pardonable than to vilify a good one," said Mary.
Oh, fling him into a crater; that will teach him to vilify his betters.
If you are his friend, why do you vilify and slander him behind his back?
If they were not impartial, this man would never have dared to vilify them.
The vulgar, wherever he passed, were instigated to reproach and vilify him.