Antonyms for gibes

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But we must make allowance for these girds and gibes at Democracy, of which we have given a specimen.

Whereat Socrates: When will you have done with your gibes, Callias?

But they answered that they came not for gibes but for tears, that Balder might be saved.

The giantess is kept there by the gibes of Atli till the daybreak.

But the man continued, in season and out of season, to make him the butt of his gibes.

Their tone of pity cut him, and left him raw to the gibes of his opponents.

But the gibes of Newall and Parfitt were still rankling in his breast.

Took all their gibes and "dev'ling" quietly, and for the most part silently.

What to her were the calumnies—the gibes—that were heaped upon him?

Not even Yorick, with his “gibes” and “flashes of merriment”—not even he is spared.