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Definitionto strongly criticize or accuse publicly
or more rarely: to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
- the Jewish seers had denounced judgments and ruin on their country,Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (11% in)
denounced = strongly criticized
- The walls were hung round with tapestry, said to be from the Gobelin looms, and, at all events, representing the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba, and Nathan the Prophet, in colours still unfaded, but which made the fair woman of the scene almost as grimly picturesque as the woe-denouncing seer.Chapter 9 -- The Leech (80% in)
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