Diatribes sentence example
His diatribes against woman suggest a touch of madness, and he was in fact at one time seized with an attack of insanity.
His last days were harassed by the diatribes of the Puritan preacher, Francis Cheynell.
The poems were most frequently works of art, occasionally they were tracts; but the prose was almost exclusively concerned with the public men and questions of the day, and forms a series of incisive, witty and sometimes prophetic diatribes.
Today one has only to go to Russia, eastern Europe or the Arab countries to hear the same anti-semitic diatribes.
On the whole, however, bloodcurdling diatribes are better studied in the hours of darkness than in the morning.Advertisement
Why is it that so many messages these days are packed with bitter personal diatribes?
The homely terseness of his style, his abounding humour - rough, cheery and playful, but irresistible in its simplicity, and occasionally displaying sudden and dangerous barbs of satire - his avoidance of dogmatic subtleties, his noble advocacy of practical righteousness, his bold and open denunciation of the oppression practised by the powerful, his scathing diatribes against ecclesiastical hypocrisy, the transparent honesty of his fervent zeal, tempered by sagacious moderation - these are the qualities which not only rendered his influence so paramount in his lifetime, but have transmitted his memory to posterity as perhaps that of the one among his contemporaries most worthy of our interest and admiration.
Still, many people want to be a part of the action on the show, and eagerly look forward to hearing Ramsay's diatribes first hand.
Barclay had, however, no sympathy with the anti-clerical diatribes of John Skelton, whom he more than once attacks.
He had offered himself as a candidate for the office of secretary to the Assembly of Notables which the king had just convened, and to bring his name before the public published another financial work, the Denonciation de 'agiotage, which abounded in such violent diatribes that he not only lost his election, but was obliged to retire to Tongres; and he further injured his prospects by publishing the reports he had sent in during his secret mission at Berlin.Advertisement