|VERB || to vilify | vilified | vilified|
vilifying | vilifies
|SYNO ||to rail | to revile | to vilify | ...|
VERB to infinitive | simple past | past participle
present participle | 3rd person
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- The name has been used in the past by Christian writers to vilify Muhammad.
- In January 2001, Chinese authorities launched a new wave of propaganda to discredit Falun Gong in which they urged state-run media organizations to vilify the group.
- Greenwood is best remembered in 2015 for encouraging Australian Rules Football fans to racially vilify indigenous football star Adam Goodes by booing him at games.
- Do you not know that in Germany and other countries infested by heresy, it is habitual, by means of pictures full of absurdities, to vilify and turn to ridicule the things of the Holy Catholic Church, in order to teach false doctrine to ignorant people who have no common sense?
- Russian goodwill ambassador Katya Lycheva objected to the character Ivan Drago, saying that the film uses him to vilify Russian people.
- These authors neither diminish Elizabeth's fears and terrors at the events nor needlessly vilify her custodian.
- Begin claimed in his memoirs that the British had deliberately not evacuated, thereby creating a possible opportunity to vilify the Jewish militant groups.
- Ingraham was an early media proponent of the anti-parasite drug ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 (a use not recommended by the FDA), and promoted a conspiracy theory that doctors and officials "vilify and dismiss and demean, and, frankly, lie about it, the effectiveness of these drugs".
- There have been attempts by a section of the media to vilify the appointment of Sharma through ill-written writeups and fictionalised story making based on Twitter research.
- Jeremy has launched two legal actions while in prison, claiming a share of the estate, which the cousins said was part of an attempt to harass and vilify them.
- Facebook claimed that images and videos of protesters were altered and taken out of context, often with captions intended to vilify democracy activists and their cause.
- In November 2016, the President of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs voiced support for changes to 18C, saying that removing the words "offend" and "insult" and inserting "vilify" would strengthen the laws.
- This occurs when people who refuse beggars feel guilt about doing so, and instead of admitting this, they vilify the person that caused them to feel guilty.
- Speakers at Reclaim Australia rallies have been known to express extremist views, with one speaker in South Australia warning of the risks of "Islamic barbarity" and encouraging those in attendance to "insult and vilify Islam five times a day if you want to".
- Starikov is the organizer of the "Goebbels' Award", which is awarded to "people who lie about, slander and vilify Russia", following the results of a vote among readers of his websites: nstarikov.ru and nstarikov.lj.ru.
- A modified version of this story appeared in the "Pall Mall Gazette" almost fifty years later and was used to vilify the baronet's son.
- Rachel's vulnerabilities made her a target for predators of the day, including her husband Lawrence, who made use of the Salem Witch Trials to exploit and vilify impoverished women who had fallen through the social classes and from grace when entering the arena of poverty.
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