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  • noun Plural form of scurrility.


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  • That someone with a mind as squirrelly with scurrilities as Dr. Jack Wheeler's was even invited as a guest shows how much the conservative media wants to generate a crisis atmosphere and ramp up hostilities between white Christians and the brown hordes they see literally and metaphorically darkening the complexion of the American way of life.

    Flag Wavers and Saber Rattlers: James Wolcott Wolcott, James, 1952- 2009

  • In all of these pictures anti-Jewish scurrilities must be spoken.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood 2007

  • Adolescent footballers often do it, muttering scurrilities when they are thwarted on the field, and the notorious grunting of tennis players is a variety of auto-dialogism.

    Speak Thyself 2008

  • Yea, he advises such princes as are lovers of the Muses rather to entertain themselves at their feasts either with some narration of military adventures or with the importune scurrilities of drolls and buffoons, than to engage in disputes about music or in questions of poetry.

    Essays and Miscellanies 2004

  • The breath was scarcely out of her body, when a flood of cowardly scurrilities was poured from the gutter press.

    The Magnificent Montez From Courtesan to Convert Horace Wyndham

  • But most certainly all things that moue a man to laughter, as doe these scurrilities & other ridiculous behauiours, it is for some vndecencie that is found in them: which maketh it decent for euery man to laugh at them.

    The Arte of English Poesie George Puttenham

  • _Champion_ [11] promptly parried the scurrilities of the _Apology_ still make pretty reading for those who are curious in the annals of literary warfare.

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir G. M. Godden

  • By 1652 it had resulted in the loss of Milton's eyesight, previously over-strained by his studies -- a sacrifice in which he gloried but which lovers of poetry must always regret, especially since the controversy largely consisted, according to the custom of the time, in a disgusting exchange of personal scurrilities.

    A History of English Literature Robert Huntington Fletcher

  • This modest and submissive answer of mine to all the scurrilities heaped upon me for a fortnight together by the First President and the President de Mesmes had an excellent effect upon the members, and obliterated for a long time the suspicion that I aimed to govern them by my cabals.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete Various

  • It is as uncharitable a point in us to fall upon those popular scurrilities and opprobrious scoffs of the Bishop of Rome, to whom, as a temporal Prince, we owe the duty of good language.

    Religio Medici 1605-1682 1923


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