objurgation

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NOUN
  1. rebuking a person harshly
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How To Use objurgation In A Sentence

  • Montausé; but he heard a voice calling in some unknown tongue; some human being had dared to interlope upon his peculiar domain; and the wrathful explorer did only what might have been expected of him: he began to pour forth a torrent of very violent reproof and objurgation, to which the sober English tongue can do scant justice. Round the World in Seven Days
  • Were we stung into action by the snide objurgation from members of the public?
  • Elspat, disdaining to continue the objurgation, or perhaps feeling her grief likely to overmaster her power of expressing her resentment, had left the hut, and was walking forth in the bright moonshine. Chronicles of the Canongate
  • It happened that during the interview which we have narrated some decani — humble church servants, who formed a branch of the parabolani, and helped to bury the poor — had been in the garden below, and had heard the loud voice and harsh accents of the Bishop of Gabala raised in objurgation. Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom
  • Henry propped himself up on an elbow and looked to see his comrade standing among the dogs beside the replenished fire, his arms raised in objurgation, his face distorted with passion. The She-Wolf
  • The pavid matron within the one vehicle (speeding to the Bank for her semestrial pittance) shrieked and trembled; the angry Dives hastening to his office (to add another thousand to his heap,) thrust his head over the blazoned panels, and displayed an eloquence of objurgation which his very Menials could not equal; the dauntless street urchins, as they gayly threaded the Labyrinth of Life, enjoyed the perplexities and quarrels of the scene, and exacerbated the already furious combatants by their poignant infantile satire. Novels by Eminent Hands
  • NELLO swung his pushcart a little closer to the curb to escape the wheels of a passing dray, at the same time hurling a flood of objurgation at the driver.
  • Mr. The Englishman had got as far into his usual objurgation as, Somebody's Luggage
  • The objurgation does not sound like an English papa laying down the law to his errant offspring.
  • The objurgation of David Deans, however well meant, was unhappily timed. The Heart of Mid-Lothian
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