Thesaurus / vilify


Both Irene and Clare are at once the villains and the victims of a society that would force them to choose one existence over another, vilifying Claire’s choices in one breath and praising Irene’s fair skin in the next.COLORISM IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG IN ‘PASSING’BRANDE VICTORIANFEBRUARY 1, 2021ESSENCE.COM
Wilkie used this language despite a caution from one of his own senior lawyers, who suggested rephrasing to avoid “deterring women veterans from coming forward” by “overly vilifying” Goldstein, according to the report.VA SECRETARY FOCUSED ON SMEARING WOMAN WHO SAID SHE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED IN A VA HOSPITAL, PROBE FINDSBY ISAAC ARNSDORFDECEMBER 10, 2020PROPUBLICA
These facts will make it more difficult — more egregiously shameful — to vilify the arts as elite, out of touch or apart from the mainstream of American life.TRANSFORMED BY CRISIS, ARTS CRITICISM MAY NEVER BE THE SAME. AND THAT’S A GOOD THING.PHILIP KENNICOTTNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
While she’s been embraced by voters in neighborhoods most affected by crime and policing, she’s been vilified in communities where most of the city’s police officers live.AS TRUMP CALLS FOR LAW AND ORDER, CAN CHICAGO’S TOP PROSECUTOR BEAT THE CHARGE THAT SHE’S SOFT ON CRIME?BY MICK DUMKESEPTEMBER 4, 2020PROPUBLICA
I took on my own party and my own president on this, and I was vilified, and I was called a traitor and a RINO.SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY BIG DATA (EP. 395)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 31, 2019FREAKONOMICS
On the other hand, I could not bring myself by lengthy or impossible quotations to vilify Duns.THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR
To vilify another is foolish; to repeat it, is the function of a rogue.THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOL. 3 (OF 4)W. GRANT HAGUE
I should require "a character" at some time or another, and there was a body of men primed and ready to vilify and crush me.BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
Again he calls upon his fawning admirers to annihilate Christianity, to hunt it down, to vilify it, to ruin it.THE WAR UPON RELIGIONREV. FRANCIS A. CUNNINGHAM
But what would become of "bad tongues" in this world if there were not generous natures to calumniate and vilify?SIR JASPER CAREWCHARLES JAMES LEVER


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