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another one-sided, political diatribe not worth listening to
  a strongly felt and usually lengthy criticism of something or someone
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  • another one-sided, political diatribe not worth listening to
  • Mom manufactured a plethora of tears to accompany her long-suffering mother diatribe.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Her arms were folded, her lips were pursed, and she seemed to be chewing her tongue, as though biting back the furious diatribe she longed to throw at Harry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • But I hear there are pressing reasons for our friend Lawrence’s diatribe:
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence

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  • Trish’s diatribe echoed in my ears.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • There was no lack of passion in his diatribe.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • She listened to my diatribe, her expression purposefully blasé.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Hassan rolled on with his diatribe, and Colin laughed and smiled at all the right places, but he just kept driving, calculating the odds that the Archduke, who died in Sarajevo more than ninety years before, and who’d randomly popped into Colin’s brain the previous night, would end up between Colin and wherever he was heading.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • For I had been quietly considering various revenges upon him, drawing up the ways I would pay him back for his diatribes and affronts, my plans including, too, the-most extreme of acts.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • After lamenting the destruction of the South by Sherman’s army in 1864-65, he concluded his diatribe with "the destruction of property in the South was done purposely, by Northern soldiers, and compares exactly with the acts of the Goths and Vandals….
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire

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  • I’m tipsy enough that my brain isn’t bombarding me with a diatribe on how idiotic I am.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I would launch into long-winded diatribes condemning senseless violence perpetrated against helpless creatures while the class nodded in solemn agreement.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • At last the diatribe—perhaps combined with the shock of his injury, relatively slight as it was—appeared to exhaust him; he turned pale and I urged him to go upstairs to bed.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Jamie, possibly the least clumsy person I had ever seen in my life, kept his head down and ate stolidly through the diatribe, though his cheeks flushed hotly.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Her mother told her not to worry and launched into a diatribe about the medical technologies of the seventies until Alma interrupted her.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I’m too far away to make out much, but snatches of her diatribe—the bits in the uppermost register—cut through.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • That severity is not diatribe.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He sipped at his Thums Up cozily, settling in for however long Abdul’s diatribe lasted.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He turns and offers greetings as they enter, but Cedric launches right in-the whole diatribe, offered with added verve from his rehearsal with his mom.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • My dear Miss Lucy, during our political diatribes we have taken a wrong turning.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He paused, flushed by his diatribe, and fixing on her a look in which resentment was the ingredient she least disliked.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Meantime, as all this passed through my thoughts, Lestat continued his diatribe: he didn’t need me; he wasn’t going to put up with anything, especially not any threat from the Frenieres.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Nevertheless, when her husband asked ifit was not possible to have a soft-boiled egg, she did not answer simply that they had run out of eggs the week before, but she worked up a violent diatribe against men who spent their time contemplating their navels and then had the gall to ask for larks’ livers at the table.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The voice of the lecturer rose like the ringing of a cracked bell, his diatribe brief but strident.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • We knew that Summit couldn’t get after us with anything stronger than constables and maybe some lackadaisical bloodhounds and a diatribe or two in the Weekly Farmers’ Budget.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • To me, religious scripture sounded just as wacky and zealous as the diatribe Shay had given on the nature of organized religion.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I don’t know what happened between Lamp and here, but he’s relaxed now, the circular diatribes put away for the moment.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Deo was supposed to be collecting data and reviewing the scholarly literature for Joia, but he routinely became incensed at the papers arguing against treatment and would send Joia long diatribes, backed up not just with facts, but also with material from the websites of conspiracy theorists.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • In one of his screeching diatribes he called life a precious gift.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Ciphus was delivering a diatribe down the shore.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • There he writes angry diatribes about the world around him.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • And he went into a ten-minute diatribe about the dangers of doing hot work in a space suit, especially with Ebola.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • And after my diatribe, the fans who were complaining on our forums apologized for criticizing Willie and we all made up!
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Mom eavesdrops on Abuela and me then lambastes us with one of her sixty-odd diatribes when she doesn’t like what she hears.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The most vicious assaults, however, were aimed at Hamilton, whom Freneau delighted in vilifying, and to add to the insults, such diatribes were nearly always accompanied by lavish praise for Jefferson.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • As philosophy was taking the place of religion, satire was fast substituting reverence; insomuch that in Latin opinion it was to every speech, even to the little diatribes of conversation, as salt to viands, and aroma to wine.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Group called Diatribe and an album that isn’t even out yet called Heart Trips.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • And Hegglund, taking his cue from Ratterer and occasionally desisting from his own self-glorifying diatribes, would add: "You won’t ever be de same, Clyde.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Paragraph…" T’sung wrenched himself from his diatribe and winked profoundly at Powell.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Cedric looks at the blank piece of paper in his hand and remembers the furious diatribes of Clarence Thomas.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The petition was a rambling, disjointed diatribe, almost more of a condemnation of Mrs. Brown than a vehicle to retain me as teacher.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Colin laughed but otherwise ignored the diatribe.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The beast seemed interested in the diatribe, tongue lolling in a doggy grin.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Yesterday you were trembling for a health that is dear to you, to-day you fear for your own; to-morrow it will be anxiety about money, the day after to-morrow the diatribe of a slanderer, the day after that, the BOOK SEVENTH.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He shouted about appointments that should be kept when they were confirmed and that …’ Lin listened to the second-hand diatribe and made a mental note that if he survived the night he would talk to Edward McAllister about telephone etiquette, especially during emergencies.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
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