[ UK /ɛkspˈɒstjʊlˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
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How To Use expostulate In A Sentence

  • The expostulate would case with 4th & fourteen from the VU 43, as great as Nova would punt the round behind to UNH. Archive 2009-12-01
  • Her works do not expostulate on art issues or complain about a difficult early life.
  • A little group round Schilsky blarneyed and expostulated. Maurice Guest
  • “Ay, and get the credit of having done him — as may be the case with, yourself, friend — for he had some two or three hoggs about him” — “You know you took the last rap from his breeches-pocket not an hour ago,” expostulated the poor convalescent — “But help me to take the body out of the bed, and I will not tell the jigger-dubber that you have been beforehand with him.” The Surgeon's Daughter
  • When one school official underlined Ms. Calkins's point that teachers didn't need to assign book reports, the woman next to me expostulated, ‘That I don't agree with.’
  • With Nova starting upon the own 23, Whi! tney wou ld lead Nova upon an eight-play 20-yard expostulate which would consume the small some-more than 4 minutes. Archive 2009-12-01
  • I'll not expostulate with her, lest her body and beauty unprovide my mind again: — this night, lago. lago. The plays of William Shakespeare. In fifteen volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators
  • Novas expostulate would begin during the 23, as great as the offense would pierce the round eight yards in 3 plays, afterwards punt. Archive 2009-12-01
  • He responded to our “open hand” by holding a press conference with the president of Iran, during which the latter expostulated on his dream of a future Middle East “without Zionists and without colonialists”. Latin America
  • I groggily expostulated into the mouthpiece, while using my free hand to rub the bruise I could feel forming on my face.
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