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Call him what you want—and many use unprintable epithets—he looks like the Pied Piper as reporters and other Senators follow in his wake as he goes to cast another vote that will enrage someone.
HERE’S WHY SCHUMER’S MOSTLY OK WITH MANCHIN BLOCKING HIS AGENDAMARGARET CARLSONJUNE 11, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Centuries of rudimentary medicine and social stigma were recalled in that one harsh epithet alone.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Like any woman, I’d come to expect explicit photos, unwanted advances, and, when I dared decline, epithets.
SUCH A PRETTY FACEAUBREY GORDONFEBRUARY 26, 2021VOX
Viewers of color can feel safe watching the story without waiting for that moment when our breath is punched from our lungs because of an epithet, an othering action or plot point constructed on historical pain, pain that still runs deep.
HOW ‘BRIDGERTON’ FLIPPED THE SCRIPT ON ‘THE DUKE AND I’VANESSA RILEYJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In hopes of raising interest in these overlooked wonders, he chose the epithet quarantenae for a new species of microscopic Laboulbenia fungus described July 30 in MycoKeys.
HOW TWO NEW FUNGUS SPECIES GOT NAMED AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMICSUSAN MILIUSAUGUST 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Many of the first connoisseurs, now hesitate whether to apply the epithet greatest to Guarnerius or to Stradiuarius.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
When she was unaware of the name she was accustomed to address all males by the epithet "man."
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Now it strikes me that there is quite as much tautology in "unsane lunes" as in the double epithet, "dangerous, unsafe."
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 196, JULY 30, 1853VARIOUS
His character, however, by no means justified the epithet of holy and pious emperor bestowed by Dionysius of Alexandria.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Indeed, they used the epithet son of a goat in the same way as the modern vulgar do an appellation which is much more literal.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EPITHET

  • accusation
  • berating
  • billingsgate
  • blame
  • blasphemy
  • castigation
  • censure
  • condemnation
  • contumely
  • denunciation
  • diatribe
  • epithet
  • jeremiad
  • obloquy
  • philippic
  • reproach
  • revilement
  • sarcasm
  • scurrility
  • tirade
  • tongue-lashing
  • vilification
  • vituperation
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