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denounce
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • I denounce them to Heaven and to earth.
  • I play my Ace, Denunciation of Mr. Barsad to the nearest Section Committee.
  • And all the worse for the doomed man, that the denouncer was a well-known citizen, his own attached friend, the father of his wife.
  • He saw that the spy was fearful of his drinking himself into a fit state for the immediate denunciation of him.
  • Will you tell me who denounced him?
  • I may denounce you if I think proper, and I can swear my way through stone walls, and so can others.
  • But he is denounced—and gravely—by the Citizen and Citizeness Defarge.
  • Who and where is the false conspirator who says that I denounce the husband of my child!
  • He had since seen her, in the Section of Saint Antoine, over and over again produce her knitted registers, and denounce people whose lives the guillotine then surely swallowed up.
  • The man never trod ground whose virtues and services would have sustained him in that place that day, against such denunciation.
  • They are in danger of denunciation by Madame Defarge.
  • The President asked, was the Accused openly denounced or secretly?
  • This new denunciation will certainly not take place until after to-morrow; probably not until two or three days afterwards; more probably a week afterwards.
  • Suspected and Denounced enemy of the Republic, Aristocrat, one of a family of tyrants, one of a race proscribed, for that they had used their abolished privileges to the infamous oppression of the people.
  • And them and their descendants, to the last of their race, I, Alexandre Manette, unhappy prisoner, do this last night of the year 1767, in my unbearable agony, denounce to the times when all these things shall be answered for.
  • Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene,
  • Once denounced, and on such grave grounds as had just now been suggested to his mind, he foresaw that the dreadful woman of whose unrelenting character he had seen many proofs, would produce against him that fatal register, and would quash his last chance of life.
  • Impossible, here in raging Paris, with Suspicion filling the air, for you to outlive denunciation, when you are in communication with another aristocratic spy of the same antecedents as yourself, who, moreover, has the mystery about him of having feigned death and come to life again!
  • "Citizen Doctor," said the first, reluctantly, "he has been denounced to the Section of Saint Antoine.
  • "To propose too much, would be to put this man’s head under the axe, and, as he himself said, nothing worse could happen to him if he were denounced.

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  • She denounced him as a liar.
  • Angry Iraqis denounced terrorist attacks as harmful to progress for the Iraqi people.

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