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remonstrate
used in David Copperfield

18 uses
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Definition argue in protest or opposition
  • 'My dearest,' I remonstrated, 'don't talk preposterous nonsense!'
    Chapters 46-48 (78% in)
remonstrated = protested
  • 'Oh, Davy!' remonstrated my mother.
    Chapters 1-3 (41% in)
  • I heard that Mr. Creakle had a son, who had not been Tungay's friend, and who, assisting in the school, had once held some remonstrance with his father on an occasion when its discipline was very cruelly exercised, and was supposed, besides, to have protested against his father's usage of his mother.
    Chapters 4-6 (96% in)
  • 'My dear Jane,' remonstrated my mother.
    Chapters 7-9 (64% in)
  • He gave her a look, half in remonstrance, half in approval, and went on: 'I suppose you know, David, that I am not rich.
    Chapters 10-12 (40% in)
  • 'Have you made no remonstrance about it, Agnes?
    Chapters 25-27 (9% in)
  • I had it in my thoughts to remonstrate with him upon his desperate way of pursuing any fancy that he took — such as this buffeting of rough seas, and braving of hard weather, for example — when my mind glanced off to the immediate subject of our conversation again, and pursued that instead.
    Chapters 28-30 (49% in)
  • 'Why, how should I ever spend it without you?' said Mr. Peggotty, with an air of serious remonstrance.
    Chapters 31-33 (8% in)
  • I have a faint impression that Mr. Spenlow remonstrated with me for riding in it; but I knew of none.
    Chapters 31-33 (84% in)
  • I handed it dutifully to my aunt, who was in her usual inflexible state of figure; and ventured a remonstrance with her on the subject of her sitting on a box.
    Chapters 34-36 (15% in)
  • Now I was ragged, wanting to sell Dora matches, six bundles for a halfpenny; now I was at the office in a nightgown and boots, remonstrated with by Mr. Spenlow on appearing before the clients in that airy attire; now I was hungrily picking up the crumbs that fell from old Tiffey's daily biscuit, regularly eaten when St. Paul's struck one; now I was hopelessly endeavouring to get a licence to marry Dora, having nothing but one of Uriah Heep's gloves to offer in exchange, which the whole...
    Chapters 34-36 (31% in)
  • 'Oh, Trotwood!' she remonstrated, with a smile.
    Chapters 37-39 (72% in)
  • Remonstrance was of no use, then; so I laughed, and admired, and was very much in love and very happy; and she showed me Jip's new trick of standing on his hind legs in a corner — which he did for about the space of a flash of lightning, and then fell down — and I don't know how long I should have stayed there, oblivious of Traddles, if Miss Lavinia had not come in to take me away.
    Chapters 40-42 (46% in)
  • 'Because you know, my darling,' I remonstrated, 'you are not a child.'
    Chapters 40-42 (52% in)
  • There was a hurried but affectionate parting between Agnes and herself; and Dora was to write to Agnes (who was not to mind her letters being foolish, she said), and Agnes was to write to Dora; and they had a second parting at the coach door, and a third when Dora, in spite of the remonstrances of Miss Lavinia, would come running out once more to remind Agnes at the coach window about writing, and to shake her curls at me on the box.
    Chapters 40-42 (70% in)
  • 'Don't you think, my dear,' said I, 'it would be better for you to remonstrate with Mary Anne?'
    Chapters 43-45 (25% in)
  • Her mother's remonstrance always was, 'Now, my dear Annie, I am sure you know better; and I must tell you, my love, that you are not making a proper return for the kindness of Doctor Strong.'
    Chapters 43-45 (64% in)
  • As we passed along the familiar street at night — Mr. Peggotty, in despite of all my remonstrances, carrying my bag — I glanced into Omer and Joram's shop, and saw my old friend Mr. Omer there, smoking his pipe.
    Chapters 49-51 (79% in)

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