- to scold
- It is a noxious practice deserving of censure and opprobrium.
- She wore a brand new cocktail dress to an informal afternoon tea party.no wonder everyone accuses her of overkill.
- She hurled insults at the unfortunate waiter.
- She remembered her father strutting back into the sickroom saying:
- She was swearing something terrible.
- As she listened to the driver's increasingly more frank invective nature won out over artifice and the redness of disgust showed through the applied redness.she whispered something to her father.
- As a political satirist scurrility was his trade you might say.
- The voice of a "ranter" triumphantly consigning a barnful of rustics to eternal damnation caused tess to pause a moment in a doorway and there on a platform of corn-bags in sanctimonious sidewhiskers and semi-clerical blacks stood alec d'urberville.
- One word out of turn and the men would hit their children or beat their wives or take it out on them by a violent tongue-lashing.
- Because you must usually keep office relationships a secret other employees may flirt with your partner or vice-versa.
- In church the nurse cursed the people pursuing the purple purse.
- In an hour long philippic the legislator denounced the lobbyist opposing his bill.
- You shouldn't swear in mixed company.
- But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be in danger of being judged; and he who says to his brother raca will be in danger from the sanhedrin; and whoever says you foolish one will be in danger of the hell of fire.
- A profane word or phrase; a swearword.