Definition of Gibes
1. Verb. (third-person singular of gibe) ¹
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Definition of Gibes
1. gibe [v] - See also: gibe
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gibes
gibbs free energy
gibes (current term)
Literary usage of Gibes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1857)
"... Folly—gibes—Churchmen —Saints—Folly and the Popes—Attack on Science—Principles— Greek New Testament—His Profession of Faith. ..."
2. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott (1878)
"... to make " her ken- speckle when she didna speak," but her accent and language drew down on her so many jests and gibes, couched in a worse patois by far ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1890)
"moderns ; stern critics to whose gibes the old walls return no echo, transparent topers whose formal footsteps leave no print on the classic sand. ..."
4. The Life of George Brummell, Esq., Commonly Called Beau Brummell by William Jesse (1844)
"... indifference to his personal appearance—The state of his wardrobe at this period—His whims—Method of gratifying them—The gibes of his acquaintance—Lines ..."
5. Memoirs of the Life of William Shakespeare: With an Essay Toward the by Richard Grant White (1866)
"... escaped such gibes as those which were levelled at The Spanish Tragedy; and well it might ... gibes ..."
6. Memoirs of Doctor Burney by Fanny Burney (1832)
"Sometimes, nevertheless, when he was hard beset by gibes and jeers at his loss of sport; or by a chorus of mock ..."
7. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"... or relaxation and amusement after the fatigues of the chase, in listening to the gibes of his jester; while so far was this practice from being confined ..."