But Hermes was angry because he was double-tongued, and struck him with his staff and changed him into a rock.
This double-tongued talker is not unfrequently met with in public meetings.
double-tongued is a common term of reproach, which rage might improve to triple-tongued.
Who art thou, false, double-tongued betrayer, That wouldst frighten and perplex me?
Curse the whisperer and double-tongued: for he hath destroyed many that were at peace.
It would not be difficult to go on with instances illustrative of these double-tongued exercises.
Silly credulity may take this as a proof how much evil a double-tongued man may often contrive.
But the double-tongued man, who blesses God and curses men, what does he receive?
Margaret said she thought she was weeping because they were so double-tongued with her.
Sirach says, “Curse the whisperer and the double-tongued, for such have destroyed many that were at peace” (28:13).