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
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  • 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
  • Anybody who has been the victim of a judge who has been premature in his expostulations has good reason to recall how devastating outbursts can be.
  • The amount of anticipatory glee I have while awaiting a Biden expostulation is no doubt directly proportional to the angst Obama feels with the same anticipation. If we take back 45 seats, we make Biden wear a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState
  • The Dewan roared; the burden of his expostulation was the word liar. Caste
  • The voice of the stranger was raised as though in anger or altercation, while that of the Governor was pitched lower, in tones that seemed to convey the idea of expostulation, entreaty, and apology. A Chinese Command A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas
  • And this change came about without expostulations, reproach, or explanation, just by the turning of a key; and even this was the merest symbol, employed once only, to save the ungracefulness of words. Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works
  • “Not of refusal or expostulation — that time is gone by,” said her stern censurer. Saint Ronan's Well
  • Blame, expostulations, recriminations and horseplay - David provides an up-close-and-personal document of the family's most wrenchingly private moments.
  • It was exciting, and always got the crowd going, with much clapping, expostulation and dancing of the gopak.
  • Compare and contrast the treatment meted out to Minister Lewis, who was constantly interrupted with incredulous comments and expostulations.
  • This, under the circumstances, has been justly characterized by one of the witnesses as an expression of remonstrance or expostulation.
  • There was something in the air and tone of the young soldier, which seemed to argue that his interference was not likely to be confined to mere expostulation; and which, if it promised finally the advantages of a process of battery and deforcement, would certainly commence with the unpleasant circumstances necessary for founding such a complaint. The Antiquary
  • Well, Daddy! said Norah in expostulation – whereat everybody laughed. Mates at Billabong
  • One was whipped deftly on to his plate, and as he took up his knife and fork to carve it, a great scuffling sounded without, angry voices being raised in expostulation, and, above all, a breathless, insistent appeal for Mr. Carr or Sir Miles. The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century
  • Had he sprung at her, or snarled, or shown any anger or resentment such as did the other dogs when so treated by her, she would have screamed and screeched and raised a hubbub of expostulation, crying for help and calling all men to witness how she was being unwarrantably attacked. CHAPTER XXVIII
  • To some degree, the expostulation heil is obviously a hailing; but it is hardly an unequivocal one. Patriot Acts: The Political Language of Henrich von Kleist

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