Sixtus died execrated by his own subjects; but posterity has recognized in him one of the greatest popes.
The Greeks and Romans generally accepted the view that Herodotus supplies of his character, and moralized on the uselessness of his stupendous work; but there is nothing else to prove that the Egyptians themselves execrated his memory.
A furious mob burst into the senate, pillaged its halls and sought everywhere for the execrated Prina.
Just because he remained so steadfast in an execrated cause, entry into the acceptance world seems to have acquired all the more value.
They brought themselves into notoriety by excommunicating the philosopher - an act of weak self-defence on the part of men who had themselves but recently been admitted to the country, and were timorous of the suspicion that they shared Spinoza's then execrated views.