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When she has a complaint with her staff, she will remonstrate quietly and in private.
  argue in protest or opposition
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  • When she has a complaint with her staff, she will remonstrate quietly and in private.
  • The lawyers will remonstrate that we’re starting without a written agreement, but we trust each other.
  • I remonstrate against these outrages upon reason and truth, of course, but it does no good.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Are we even in a condition to remonstrate with dignity?
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton

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  • Henry wished to dissuade me, but seeing me bent on this plan, ceased to remonstrate.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • In fact, during the strikes I was often in the position of remonstrating with some of my more wayward colleagues who did not want to abide by our agreement.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • "Wait till some other time, I—I don’t want to—"
    But her remonstrance came too late; Mandy had yanked her forward and was performing the introduction...
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • he immediately wrote her a letter of unqualified disapproval and remonstrance.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Dorothea quietly persisted in spite of remonstrance and persuasion.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg,
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • And yet he has played her faithful lapdog ever since, never remonstrating, never accusing, never confronting her with his feelings.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I shrugged my shoulders, however, and rested silent, for Van Helsing had a way of going on his own road, no matter who remonstrated.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The other two were remonstrating with the one who had let us go.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • I cannot see you acting wrong, without a remonstrance.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • ...they had plundered and stripped the inhabitants, totally ruining some poor families, besides insulting, abusing, and confining the people if they remonstrated.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • His mind remonstrated with him over this thought, that part of his mind trained by his mother and his church.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She might object, remonstrate, shed tears, talk of his being too old, and plead that her life would be rendered miserable.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • But at first chance Hamilton commenced to "remonstrate" against the mission to France.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • And, in spite of all remonstrances and advices to the contrary, King Pelles struggled out of his costly robe, which he popped over Lancelot’s head.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "But why are you angry?" remonstrated Tikhon,
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Passepartout, desirous of respecting the gentleman whom he served, ventured a mild remonstrance on such conduct; which, being ill-received, he took his leave.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • PICKERING [in good-humored remonstrance] Does it occur to you, Higgins, that the girl has some feelings?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • The clerk crossed back to the desk, where a ... woman ... was remonstrating loudly.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • "You shall not make a guy of yourself," remonstrated Meg,
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Adam remonstrated, "What are you getting upset about?"
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • "I didn’t arrange it," she remonstrated.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • There was a long, nagging argument that went round and round, with shouts, whines, tears, remonstrances, bargainings.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Indeed, Professor McGonagall sank back into her chair at the staff table after a few feeble remonstrances and...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • In the beginning of spring she had the garden turned up from end to end, despite Bovary’s remonstrances.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Finally Haie stood Himmelstoss on his feet again and gave one last personal remonstrance.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The last word grated on me; but how could I remonstrate!
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • sufficiently disturbing the darkness to elicit loud remonstrance from an owl
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • A nation has a right to argue, remonstrate, implore, and present the cause of its race,—which an individual has not.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • But none of them had the courage to remonstrate with him.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • After some ineffectual remonstrance I kept away from him, staying in a room—evidently a children’s schoolroom—containing globes, forms, and copybooks.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Just before the books came, Mr. Gilman had begun to remonstrate with Miss Sullivan on the ground that I was working too hard, and in spite of my earnest protestations, he reduced the number of my recitations.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • "I am a mortal," Scrooge remonstrated, "and liable to fall."
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • At any other time, this remonstrance, and the tone in which it was delivered, would have had the desired effect; but the girl being really weak and exhausted, dropped her head over the back of the chair, and fainted, before...
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • ’My dearest,’ I remonstrated, ’don’t talk preposterous nonsense!’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Yet, though so well acquainted with this amiable weakness, no individual among his parishioners chose to make the black veil a subject of friendly remonstrance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • Peter remonstrated earnestly.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • She saw her father’s face, with its bold brow, and reverend white beard that flowed over the old-fashioned Elizabethan ruff; her mother’s, too, with the look of heedful and anxious love which it always wore in her remembrance, and which, even since her death, had so often laid the impediment of a gentle remonstrance in her daughter’s pathway.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ...for these reasons, I was willing to overlook his eccentricities, though indeed, occasionally, I remonstrated with him.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • His spirit recoiled, however, in the very act, and Georgiana, out of the midst of her deep sleep, moved uneasily and murmured as if in remonstrance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • ...Snap occasionally desisting in order to remonstrate with the cat by a cogent worrying growl on the greediness and futility of her conduct; till Eppie relented, caressed them both, and divided the morsel between them.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • her brother sulkily remonstrated.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Hermione’s remonstration was drowned by a loud giggle; Lavender Brown had apparently found Ron’s remark highly amusing.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The PLAYER has moved down, to remonstrate with ALFRED.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • said Lucy, in a tone of remonstrance, "I don’t believe a word of that."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Mr. William Guppy, however, having got the advantage, cannot quite release it without a little more injured remonstrance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
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