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Examples of inveigh in a Sentence
always inveighing against the high property taxes that they were forced to pay
Recent Examples of inveigh from the Web
On the campaign trail, for example, Trump repeatedly inveighed against intervening in Syria, where Assad's regime has used banned chemical weapons on its own citizens.
There was this Sunday school instructor who once used his time before the class to inveigh against adultery.
Throughout the Presidential campaign, Trump inveighed against the agreement as contrary to the interests of American workers; so did Bernie Sanders.
Joining the chorus, in news clips, is Donald Trump, seen early as a candidate and later as president, inveighing against climate-change proponents.
Clerics have inveighed against the idea for years, often in ludicrous terms.
In New York, the polite president of Day 1 was replaced by a fire-breathing version on the second day, inveighing against Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.
Since taking power, Mr. Xi, Premier Li Keqiang and other Chinese leaders have repeatedly inveighed against do-nothing government and company officials.
Few French politicians can inveigh against injustice with the pleasing turns of the tongue that seem to come so naturally to him.
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Did You Know?
You might complain or grumble about some wrong you see, or, for a stronger effect, you can "inveigh" against it. "Inveigh" comes from the Latin verb invehere, which joins the prefix in- with the verb vehere, meaning "to carry." "Invehere" literally means "to carry in," and when "inveigh" first appeared in English, it was also used to mean "to carry in" or "to introduce." Extended meanings of "invehere," however, are "to force one's way into," "attack," and "to assail with words," and that's where the current sense of "inveigh" comes from. A closely related word is "invective," which means "insulting or abusive language." This word, too, ultimately comes from "invehere."
Synonymsbeef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, complain, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl
Antonymscrow, delight, rejoice
Related Wordsobject (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament
Near Antonymsaccept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commend
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