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denounce
used in David Copperfield

5 uses
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Definition to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • I denounced myself as a remorseless brute and a ruthless beast.
    Chapters 37-39 (12% in)
  • ...by the table, with his finger in the page to keep the place, and his right arm flourishing above his head, Traddles, as Mr. Pitt, Mr. Fox, Mr. Sheridan, Mr. Burke, Lord Castlereagh, Viscount Sidmouth, or Mr. Canning, would work himself into the most violent heats, and deliver the most withering denunciations of the profligacy and corruption of my aunt and Mr. Dick; while I used to sit, at a little distance, with my notebook on my knee, fagging after him with all my might and main.
    Chapters 37-39 (21% in)
  • I bound myself by the required promise, in a most impassioned manner; called upon Traddles to witness it; and denounced myself as the most atrocious of characters if I ever swerved from it in the least degree.
    Chapters 40-42 (42% in)
  • ' "In appearing before you to denounce probably the most consummate Villain that has ever existed," ' Mr. Micawber, without looking off the letter, pointed the ruler, like a ghostly truncheon, at Uriah Heep, ' "I ask no consideration for myself.
    Chapters 52-54 (22% in)
  • On the day of Mr. Micawber's memorable denunciation a threatening allusion was made by Uriah Heep to your aunt's — husband.'
    Chapters 52-54 (92% in)

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