Origin of diatribe
Examples from the Web for diatribe
But his diatribe in The Hague got him just the sort of international attention he wanted.Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech|Nadette De Visser|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What the diatribe lacked in grammatical proficiency, it made up for in drama.Netflix Promises More ‘Arrested Development,’ Batman Prequel Coming to Fox|Culture Team|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Klein has now unleashed a very public Facebook diatribe against the board.Michael Jackson Dermatologist Arnold Klein Under Investigation|Diane Dimond|December 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But every day that passes without his diatribe appearing shows he has lost out in the struggle for his homelands future.
Although Stubbes wrote with exceeding bitterness and party bias, he had some warrant for his diatribe.A Righte Merrie Christmasse|John Ashton
This diatribe was not the first occasion on which the conqueror had proved that he was no gentleman.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
Renard did not notice my silence, however, but continued his diatribe.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
Seyd concluded a diatribe on the Mexican mozo in general while they were dressing.The Mystery of The Barranca|Herman Whitaker
Miss Norsham paid little attention to the latter portion of this diatribe.The Bishop's Secret|Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for diatribe
Word Origin for diatribe
Word Origin and History for diatribe
1640s (in Latin form in English from 1580s), "discourse, critical dissertation," from French diatribe (15c.), from Latin diatriba "learned discussion," from Greek diatribe "employment, study," in Plato, "discourse," literally "a wearing away (of time)," from dia- "away" (see dia-) + tribein "to wear, rub," from PIE root *ter- "to rub, turn, twist" (see throw). Sense of "invective" is 1804, apparently from French.