" Freethinker " and " rationalist " have been terms of opprobrium whether used by Protestants or Catholics.
In 1840 he introduced a bill to settle the vexed question of patronage; but disliked by a majority in the general assembly of the Scotch church, and unsupported by the government, it failed to become law, and some opprobrium was cast upon its author.
The name was adopted because of the fancied resemblance of the peace party to the venomous copperhead snake, and, though applied as a term of opprobrium, it was willingly assumed by those upon whom it was bestowed.
When, however, it is remembered that the unanimous decision of the Swiss churches and of the Swiss state governments was that Servetus deserved to die; that the general voice of Christendom was in favour of this; that even such a man as Melanchthon affirmed the justice of the sentence; 3 that an eminent English divine of the next age should declare the process against him "just and honourable," 4 and that only a few voices here and there were at the time raised against it, many will be ready to accept the judgment of Coleridge, that the death of Servetus was not "Calvin's guilt especially, but the common opprobrium of all European Christendom."
The antithesis - batting first and getting rolled over - rarely seems to attract similar opprobrium.
Practices which have been less attentive may be less likely to suffer the opprobrium of the RCVS.
This was all whilst facing the opprobrium of his superiors as he defended the rights of the Masai.
Hurrah for Don Paterson, who has heaped much-deserved opprobrium on the head of Harold Pinter.
Like any profession, architecture has its villains and they deserve opprobrium.
This affair brought not the least opprobrium, not only upon Cyril, but also upon the whole Alexandrian church.
Their families also needed to be shielded from public opprobrium.
Wasn't this exactly the sort of thing that earned Microsoft such vicious opprobrium in the nineties?
These people should be remembered with the same opprobrium as Benedict Arnold is by the people of the United States.
No similar opprobrium, by the way, attaches to Gulag denial.
But they did not single me out for special opprobrium.
Despite Rose's view that the clearest evidence was of nationalist councils discriminating against Protestants, nationalists attracted little opprobrium.
These are of course critical terms of opprobrium which only recently acquired a new meaning and a new vogue.
Both were used as terms of opprobrium by the orators of the Jacobin Club, who freely denounced "the Royalists, the Federalists, the Brissotins, the Girondins and all the enemies of the democracy" (F.
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