jeremiad

[ US /ˌdʒɛɹəˈmaɪəd/ ]
NOUN
  1. a long and mournful complaint
    a jeremiad against any form of government
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How To Use jeremiad In A Sentence

  • If I really wanted to turn this into a jeremiad, I could hold forth on that for a while.
  • Two critics who call the book a "Jeremiad" ultimately gave it a positive review.
  • Borrow’s “Jeremiad,” to the effect that he had been beslavered by the venomous foam of every sycophantic lacquey and unscrupulous renegade in the three kingdoms. Travels through France and Italy
  • I am saddened to add my jeremiad to the list of protestations at your coverage.
  • Of course all these jeremiads sound familiar: Marriage is always in flux.
  • Graying means paying, to quote one of the new jeremiads.
  • The present is thus perceived as that period of declension that is the subject of the jeremiad.
  • The New Yorker today is just as willing to publish a barely illustrated, three-part, 30,000-word jeremiad on climate change as founding editor Harold Ross was happy to devote an entire issue to one article on the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing. Good Magazine: The 51 Best Magazines Ever
  • Any effort to exorcise these tendencies from the outside is, therefore, futile; it only gives rise to moralistic sermons and rhetorical jeremiads.
  • Plain Talk with the authorship, alleging that the internal evidence showed that none but that veteran old croaker could have penned such a jeremiade -- yet, for all this, the stone stood. The Confidence-Man
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