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ek skaw ree ayt

  • v  express strong disapproval of
  • v  tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

  • The current reason to excoriate Laurel is laughable for there are graver reasons; for example, her personal enrichment at the cost of the company.
  • Mr Denver, the Government spokesperson, condemned the terrorist act and excoriated the people behind the heinous act.
  • George is not the first nor the last to excoriate the leaders congregated at the Copenhagen Meet for their pitiful efforts to get the deal out.
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  • Six Bogus Things Bloomberg Said About Stop & Frisk
    Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo gathered at City Hall to excoriate the recent federal decision ruling the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional. In addition to making a slew of ad hominem attacks against the judge in the case, complaining of bias, and pledging to appeal the decision, Mayor Bloomberg made a string of ...
    Aug. 13, 2013 - Gothamist

  • Pat Robertson in Monthly Review
    Asked why he "popped the question," Robertson replied, "It's no secret, Jesus and I are more than friends. We've been in a committed relationship for years. He is with me, always. We watch TV together, bowl together, excoriate perverts...
  • Desmond Tutu in Reuters India
    In a way we need to hang our heads in shame,Tutu said. "I never imagined a day would come when I would have to excoriate him."
  • Richard Bruton in Irish Times
    He would rise up to his full height and use all the immense eloquence at his disposal to excoriate a government that was doing it,said Bruton.

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