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Word: expostulation

Definition: protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate


Sentences Containing 'expostulation'

In his expostulation he dropped his cleaner hand -LRB- perhaps accidentally, perhaps not -RRB- upon the joker's heart.
Miss Bingley warmly resented the indignity he had received, in an expostulation with her brother for talking such nonsense.
Of Catulus, not to contemn any friend's expostulation, though unjust, but to strive to reduce him to his former disposition: freely and heartily to speak well of all my masters upon any occasion, as it is reported of Domitius, and Athenodotus: and to love my children with true affection.

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