inveigh against


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inveigh against

verb (Formal) condemn, denounce, censure, reproach, berate, castigate, rail at, blame, tongue-lash, upbraid, lambast(e), expostulate, excoriate, sound off at, recriminate, vituperate A lot of his writings inveigh against luxury and riches.
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The detective had, indeed, good reasons to inveigh against the bad luck which pursued him.
She would abandon every topic to inveigh against those women who (instead of minding their houses and their children) seek notoriety by print.
Charley's voice took on an aggrieved tone, and he continued for some minutes to inveigh against the brazenness of Demetrios Contos.
A few years before, he used to be savage, and inveigh against all parsons, scholars, and the like declaring that they were a pack of humbugs, and quacks that weren't fit to get their living but by grinding Latin and Greek, and a set of supercilious dogs that pretended to look down upon British merchants and gentlemen, who could buy up half a hundred of 'em.
Moreover, she never ceased to inveigh against my father--saying that he had sought to be better than other people, and thereby had brought himself to a bad end; that he had left his wife and daughter destitute; and that, but for the fact that we had happened to meet with a kind and sympathetic Christian soul, God alone knew where we should have laid our heads, save in the street.
It's a task that must be accomplished, and the President-elect's predecessors as well as the nation's journey from democracy to dictatorship and back illustrate why and how we must inquire into, inveigh against, and investigate questionable public officials and agencies, on the citizens' behalf.