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She unleashed a stunning tirade that could be heard in the next room.
  a speech of angry criticism
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tirade tirades
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  • She unleashed a stunning tirade that could be heard in the next room.
  • By now they were listening to the tirade.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Gale’s tirades against the Capitol?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The tirade went on for perhaps another minute, with Liesel making a desperate suggestion or two about the possible location of the said brush.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • The only things that really caught my attention were occasional phrases, his gestures, and some elaborate tirades—but these were isolated patches.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • "If Anne were my daughter…." This is always how her tirades begin and end: "If Anne were my daughter…." Thank goodness I’m not.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I noticed that all during her tirade she didn’t once move any closer to me.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Harry and Hermione left the room with the rest of the class, who waited until they were well out of earshot, then burst into a furious tirade about Snape.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • He would be angry with me in turn, going scarlet in the face, muttering to himself and waiting for the Germans to go away, when he would ... and begin his tirade:
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • During Lucky’s tirade the others react as follows.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot

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  • More than anything, she wanted to give Richard a verbal lashing in public, the kind of high-volume tirade that included pointed forefingers being poked into his chest.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • After her tirade down at the store last week, how can you think it’s just me and Sister keepin’ the town talkin’?
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • She remembers too well her brother’s tirades, which terrified her and were like a dagger through her mother’s heart.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • His laughter interrupted my mental tirade.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • He keeps up his tirade as... But what really makes me bitter is that I allow you chaps a little freedom in here — when business is bad and what do you do with it?
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • ...that bitter tirade upon Chantilly, which appeared in yesterday’s...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • I wasn’t doing it on purpose, but I’d followed her tirade so intently that my reaction was completely involuntary.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • She blinked, taken aback by his tirade.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I’m waiting for her tirade, her recriminations, all the things I have coming.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Like all our dictators, he started by addressing the nation on TV, beginning, ’Mere aziz hamwatano"—"My dear countrymen"—then went into a long tirade against Sharif, saying under him Pakistan had "lost our honor, dignity and respect."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • When her tirade finally wound down, she ended up staring at the ground, spent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Stopping mid-tirade, he asked, "How would you bring down that bird?"
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • On one of the last occasions that my mother left my father, after the tirade that was brief, loud, alcoholically one-sided, she told him she was leaving him at moo P.M. She bundled us all up and, after my father grabbed the car key and threw it into the darkness of a hundred tea bushes, she got four servants and with each of us on a pair of shoulders, marched off through tea estate and dense jungle in utter darkness to a neighbouring home five miles away.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Constance asked, launching into a tirade about how ill-prepared they were, how little time they had, and how this plan was giving her a worse headache than the hidden-message broadcasts did.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • She didn’t talk much, and when she did, it was usually a bitter tirade against Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "I’ll keep that in mind," Abby told him, and she gave him a quick pat on the arm as if to thank him, but what she really meant to convey was that she had already put his father’s tirade out of her mind and she hoped that he would do the same.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • So far I’ve only seen a few faces I recognize: a boy who was in my history class, sitting by himself reading a book, and a couple of girls from math, who are giggling with angry Barbie of front office tirade fame.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Mrs. Brown and her tirades seemed less amusing to me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I will skim over all but the worst of his tirade.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Refusing a second helping of stew, Jamie left the table abruptly, putting an end to Alec’s tirade.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I was expecting a tirade, but all she said was, "You may commence reading, Jeremy."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Simon interrupted her tirade.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He loved his brother but had learned to ignore his occasional "do as I say, not as I do" tirades.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Miss Riley didn’t even blink during my little tirade.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Milady had listened to all this menacing tirade with a smile of disdain on her lips, but rage in her heart.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Mr. Alleyne began a tirade of abuse, saying that two letters were missing.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • "You might have spared yourself the trouble of delivering that tirade," answered Georgiana.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Listening to it was like enduring a blistering, hackle-raising tirade.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Halfway through her tirade, Clary’s hearing switched back on, like a radio that had finally found a station within range.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • ’It’s not of him I want to hear; I’ve heard enough of him,’ said the stranger, stopping Mr. Bumble in the outset of a tirade on the subject of poor Oliver’s vices.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • They watched him cross the lobby, touch Mrs. Brant’s elbow deferentially, and spread his hands and nod when she turned her tirade on him.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Some suspend-your-disbelief fiction about how picture-perfect life was at home, forget the whole dysfunctional truth about Dad’s alcohol-fueled tirades?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • But when he interrupted her tirade, his voice took me by surprise, especially considering how sharp he’d been with her when she wasn’t screeching at him.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • "I do," Raskolnikov answered firmly; as he said these words and during the whole preceding tirade he kept his eyes on one spot on the carpet.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • For a crescendo of passion, I suppose Akh-illeus’ great tirade in Iliad IX, 307 sqq., cannot be matched, but Odysseus, among his other gifts of gab, has a way of beginning mild and ending deadly.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Inside the Jungle, Director Sato had just received a phone call from a field agent and had immediately flown into a tirade.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Parents made sure the kids were inside and the doors locked during these tirades.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • But what Lord Grenville thought of this matter, or to what reflections this comely tirade of Lady Portarles led the Comtesse de Tournay, remained unspoken, for the curtain had just risen on the third act of ORPHEUS, and admonishments to silence came from every part of the house.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • For the first time Aureliano Segundo had to tolerate the harsh expressions and the violent tirades ofhis concubine, and he was even afraid that his wandering trunks would make the return journey to his wife’s house.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Gabriel took the key, without waiting to hear the conclusion of the tirade.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
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