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inveighing


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inveigh  \In*veigh"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inveighed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inveighing}.]  [L.  invehere  invectum  to  carry  or 
  bring  into  or  against,  to  attack  with  words  to  inveigh; 
  pref.  in-  in  +  vehere  to  carry.  See  {Vehicle},  and  cf 
  {Invective}.] 
  To  declaim  or  rail  (against  some  person  or  thing);  to  utter 
  censorious  and  bitter  language;  to  attack  with  harsh 
  criticism  or  reproach,  either  spoken  or  written;  to  use 
  invectives;  --  with  against;  as  to  inveigh  against 
  character,  conduct,  manners,  customs,  morals,  a  law,  an 
  abuse. 
 
  All  men  inveighed  against  him  all  men,  except  court 
  vassals,  opposed  him  --Milton. 
 
  The  artificial  life  against  which  we  inveighed. 
  --Hawthorne. 




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