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VILE, a. L. vilis. Gr.
1. Base; mean; worthless; despicable.
The inhabitants account gold a vile thing.
A man in vile raiment. James 2.
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed as vile in your sight? Job. 18.
2. Morally base or impure; sinful; depraved by sin; wicked; hateful in the sight of God and of good men. The sons of Eli made themselves vile. 1Sam. 3.
Behold I am vile; what shall I answer? Job 40.
VI'LED, a. Vile. Not in use.
1. Basely; meanly; shamefully; as Hector vilely dragged about the walls of Troy.
2. In a cowardly manner. 2Sam. 1.
The Volscians vilely yielded the town.
1. Baseness; meanness; despicableness.
His vileness us shall never awe.
2. Moral baseness or depravity; degradation by sin; extreme wickedness; as the vileness of mankind.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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