This confession, though delivered rather in terms of contrition, as it appeared, did not at all mollify Mrs Deborah, who now pronounced a second judgment against her, in more opprobrious
language than before; nor had it any better success with the bystanders, who were now grown very numerous.
As they had first landed, they had suffered the first transports of the bassa's passion, who was a violent, tyrannical man, and would have killed his own brother for the least advantage--a temper which made him fly into the utmost rage at seeing us poor, tattered, and almost naked; he treated us with the most opprobrious
language, and threatened to cut off our heads.
The savages went off uttering the wildest denunciations of hostility, mingled with opprobrious
terms in broken English, and gesticulations of the most insulting kind.
The sight of any of the natives put him in an absolute fury, and he would heap on them the most opprobrious
epithets; recollecting, no doubt, what he had suffered from Indian robbers.
Robson leant upon his gun, and laughed excessively at the violence of his nephew's passion, and the bitter maledictions and opprobrious
epithets he heaped upon me.
They seized one another by the garments, the hair, the beard--fought like animals, cursed, shouted, called one another opprobrious
and obscene names.
When I meet a dog of my acquaintance I slap his head, call him opprobrious
epithets, and roll him over on his back; and there he lies, gaping at me, and doesn't mind it a bit.
She kept on, with hysterical violence, shouting at him an opprobrious
, filthy epithet.
There was nobody there to speak to HIM; but, as he passed, the prisoners fell back to render him more visible to the people who were clinging to the bars: and they assailed him with opprobrious
names, and screeched and hissed.
Nor content with such Audacious neighbourhood, the wisest heart Of SOLOMON he led by fraud to build His Temple right against the Temple of God On that opprobrious
Hill, and made his Grove The pleasant Vally of HINNOM, TOPHET thence And black GEHENNA call'd, the Type of Hell.
“Stop your grog, indeed!” said Remarkable, rising with great indignation, and seizing a candle; “you’re groggy now, Benjamin and I’ll quit the room before I hear any misbecoming words from you.” The housekeeper retired, with a manner but little less dignified, as she thought, than the air of the heiress, muttering as she drew the door after her, with a noise like the report of a musket, the opprobrious
terms of “drunkard,” “sot,” and “ beast.”
All calculations were in his favour; but, chance being incalculable, he fell upon an individuality whom it is much easier to define by opprobrious
names than to classify in a calm and scientific spirit--but an individuality certainly, and a temperament as well.