1. containing warning of punishment
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How To Use denunciatory In A Sentence

  • The Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, By Himself, published in 1845, is another example I cited -- "passionate, demanding, denunciatory, self-analytical: 'autobiographies' now differed from people's 'memoirs,' as their authors challenged themselves and the world to be honest about their own lives. Nigel Hamilton: Bush and Memoirs
  • He had made up his mind to see her advance with a measured step and a demure solemnity of countenance; he had felt sure that her face would be mantled with the smile of conscious saintship, or else charged with denunciatory bitterness. Adam Bede
  • It's in this period that Milton increasingly begins to adopt, or assume, Saint Peter's confident and denunciatory rhetoric.
  • ‘Religion as mere sentiment,’ he wrote with denunciatory directness, ‘is to me a dream and a mockery.’
  • Despite official English policies that held tobacco to be harmful, and a denunciatory tract by James I, the plant became colonial Virginia's export staple, and tobacco use was widespread among the colonists.
  • I am tempted to ask him whether it could not be construed as denunciatory, but decide to leave its interpretation opened-ended and up to the individual viewer.
  • Impossible!" was Mr. Hale's rejoinder, when I had read the item aloud; but the incident evidently weighed upon his mind, for late in the afternoon, with many epithets denunciatory of his foolishness, he asked me to acquaint the police with the affair. The Minions of Midas
  • Breathless messengers, fugitive Swiss, denunciatory Patriots, trepidation; finally tripudiation! The French Revolution
  • This denunciatory zeal has not jeopardized historical vision - if anything, it has inspired some of the finest work of a generation.
  • You are treading the particular path of literary art unflinchingly and rightly, but are you really quite alien to the tendency which you call denunciatory literature? Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood
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