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philippic

a bitter or impassioned speech of denunciation; invective
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Because they were modeled after Demosthenes' speeches, they were also called Philippics.
Which Roman military leader was criticised by Cicero in his Philippic speeches?
The new edition retains Pericles's Funeral Oration, Lysias's On the Refusal of a Pension to an Invalid, Plato's Apology, Gorgias's Encomium to Helen, Cicero's first oration against Catiline, and Demosthenes' first Philippic.
One part of Twain's philippic, less remarked but more thought provoking, is his contingent resentment that literature was constrained by taste and convention in a way that art was not.
Moore's idiosyncratic book was a philippic against Western monotheism that touched only briefly on the dangers of Enlightenment-revolutionary "purism.
Within days of Kenny's Dail philippic, Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza was recalled to Rome--to help formulate the Holy See's response, it was said.
That, like so much conservative rhetoric of late, D'Souza's philippic seems designed to--in Chris Matthews' phrase-rip the scab off American race relations?
Aa If we compare the supposed damage the veil causes to women who live in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine, and the suffering caused by the attacks and occupation of Western powers with the collusion of left-wing and feminist Spain, it would be suitable to ask those women --who witness their men's assassination by foreign armies- if they desire a philippic from European feminist women regarding their traditional dress, or if they prefer them to show off their knickers in their own country and leave them alone.
Codevilla's right-wing populism resembles the angry, left-wing antiestablishment philippic of Andrew Bacevich's The Limits of American Power.
132) A year later, in his tenth philippic against Marc Antony, the Roman statesman again uses the term to indicate that all nations can endure slavery, except Rome.
All this in philippic stanzas of no more than twelve lines each.
Andrew Bacevich's latest book unleashes a philippic against American foreign policy.