Example sentences for: inveighing

How can you use “inveighing” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • After inveighing against the raping and pillaging at Woodstock '99 (a video segment of concert-goers is captioned "250,000 Attendees & Hopped-Up Psychos"), John McLaughlin finds himself waxing nostalgic for the hippies of yesteryear: "At the first Woodstock there was [also] heavy rain, there were [also] people standing around [under a hot sun], there were long lines for food, but they were respectable."

  • Lawyers will understand that the author is inveighing against precedent only as a false pretense for fake precision, but an innocent layman straying into these pages might well take it from the broad-gauged blasts that the whole doctrine of precedent is a grand illusion, a sort of pseudo-science like astrology, in which lawyers and judges count the angels dancing on the point of a needle:

  • And when he wasn't Able to wangle an invitation he lived On dishes of cheap gray lamb, inveighing against Gluttons and prodigals, saying they ought to be branded.

  • Presidential historian Stephen Ambrose begins his NewsHour appearance by inveighing against evening newscasts too smutty to watch with his 12-year-old granddaughter.

  • Finally, you really lost me on that last curve--about Gingrichian buck-raking, and rich old Eleanor inveighing against the greed of others.


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