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  1. the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  2. an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
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How To Use expostulation In A Sentence

  • The popular belief was that his retractation was the effect of the tears, expostulations and reproaches of his wife. The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 4
  • I am proud to say I had as much influence over the Boers as over the Kafirs, and by a kind and persuasive manner in expostulation, had they meditated such a step, I could at once have deterred them. The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.
  • They sent off a kind of expostulation, which amounted to this -- "How now, my good sir? Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843
  • Those who knew me used to call me 'Brimstone Betty;' and in my own family I went by the name of the 'Bold Dragoon,' much to the miscontentment of my father, who tried hard to bring me to a more feminine habit of Body and frame of mind, both by affectionate expostulation, and by assiduous larruping with a stirrup leather. The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...
  • Since it is often applied to produce predictions based on INSUFFICIENT or INCOMPLETE datasets, I'd say you're right, it's eminently applicable to a good bit of the expostulation posted in this thread (any reply?). [by the way, did you get the Wordsworth pun?] red Latest Administrator Gossip - NASA Watch
  • The intemperate are the persons to whom these expostulations should be addressed. Select Temperance Tracts
  • Blame, expostulations, recriminations and horseplay - David provides an up-close-and-personal document of the family's most wrenchingly private moments.
  • The Vatican decrees and the "expostulation" by Robert Rodolph Suffield Our Children Deserve More - When Will the Church Learn?
  • Frank for refusing her first request, and the foolish fellow's expostulations suscitated feelings in Mike of intense satisfaction. Mike Fletcher A Novel
  • Perot, whose preferred rhetorical mode is the murky expostulation, is what used to be called a blatherskite. The Veep And The Blatherskite
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