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She complained vociferously.
  expressed with forceful energy — often loud and sometimes offensive
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vociferous vociferously vociferation vociferate vociferated vociferance
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  • She complained vociferously.
  • He smiled loudest when the ring announcer listed his many achievements, which were all vociferously applauded by the adoring crowd.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • A huddle of teenagers in pajamas was arguing vociferously
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • August’s mouth opens in shock, then outrage, and then vociferous complaint.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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  • the applause which broke out when he had finished was vociferous and long-continued.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • I was glad to have with us our lively little ape, Mercury ... for he occupied at night a cosy berth on deck, and was certain to give vociferous notice should anything alarming occur.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Sir Leigh Teabing had vociferously proclaimed his innocence, and yet from his incoherent rantings about the Holy Grail, secret documents, and mysterious brotherhoods, Fache suspected the wily historian was setting the stage for his lawyers to plead an insanity defense.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Such things naturally left on the surface, for the time, a chill which we vociferously denied that we felt;
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • The Ratliffs are vociferous at the table, opinionated about things his own parents are indifferent to: movies, exhibits at museums, good restaurants, the design of everyday things.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Every night, toward 2 A.M. , quite a number of drunken men, ejected from the cafés, staggered down the streets, vociferating optimism.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague

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  • There was a conference, and the incredible evidence of a vociferous eye-witness.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The silence of the tea estates and no doubt my mother’s sense of theatre and romance (fed by vociferous readings of J. M. Barrie and Michael Arlen) combined the edited delicacies of fiction with the last era of a colonial Ceylon.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Ignoring my vociferous objections, he disappeared into the trees.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • His words were re-echoed by the whole party, with vociferous cheers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Hungry Joe was demanding vociferously of Chief White Halfoat.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • While his exasperated wife vociferated, Thenardier had seated himself on the table.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When they drew near, he ordered them to pull ashore, much to their vociferous displeasure.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Loud and vociferous congratulations were showered upon the maiden, who stood panting and regarding the troops with defiance.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Everyone spoke, harangued, and vociferated, swearing, cursing, and consigning the cardinal and his Guards to all the devils.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • After a vociferous consultation, which was, at times, deafened by bursts of savage joy, they again separated, filling the air with the name of a foe, whose body, Heywood could collect from their expressions, they hoped to find concealed in some crevice of the island.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Mr. Peggotty was no less pleased than his nephew, though his modesty forbade him to claim a personal compliment so vociferously.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • She waved her whip when she saw Gerald and drew her dancing pair of red horses to a halt, and the four girls in the back of the carriage leaned out and gave such vociferous cries of greeting that the team pranced in alarm.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "Down with Jupiter and the Cardinal de Bourbon!" vociferated Robin Poussepain and the other clerks perched in the window.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • When they were asked about the divine mysteries of their forebears, the new custodians of faith vociferously disowned them, condemning them as heresy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "The road—the road!" vociferated the knight, "give me directions for the road, if I am to expect no more from thee."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • From the whole extent of the invisible vale came a multitudinous intonation; it forced upon their fancy that a great city lay below them, and that the murmur was the vociferation of its populace.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • His superb highclass vocalism, which by its superquality greatly enhanced his already international reputation, was vociferously applauded by the large audience among which were to be noticed many prominent members of the clergy as well as representatives of the press and the bar and the other learned professions.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The angry speeches and the vociferous chants were all taraf.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • From press reports, conversations with visitors, and even the remarks of prison guards, I learned that a large and vociferous turnout was expected.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The old house creaks again, and makes a vociferous but somewhat unintelligible bellowing in its sooty throat (the big flue, we mean, of its wide chimney), partly in complaint at the rude wind, but rather, as befits their century and a half of hostile intimacy, in tough defiance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Faste was vociferous in his resistance to Bublanski’s proposals, and he made no attempt to conceal this.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • They took up an attitude of pride and independence; they vociferated loudly that they had both been in the service of the Crown, and that "Pan Mitya" had offered them three thousand "to buy their honor," and that they had seen a large sum of money in his hands.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The court groaned in a collectively annoyed chorus and Jim Rowland jumped to his feet with a vociferous objection.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Jan Prochazka, a forty-year-old Czech novelist with the strength and vitality of an ox, began criticizing public affairs vociferously even before 1968.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Our departure had been delayed by a burst of vociferous repetition from Mrs Todd, who repeated everything she had said that morning at rather greater length.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Down the lantern-hung Promenade, snatches of band-music floated above the hum of the crowd and the soft tossing of boughs in dusky gardens; and between these gardens and the backs of the stands there flowed a stream of people in whom the vociferous carnival mood seemed tempered by the growing languor of the season.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She was vociferously greeted and escorted enthusiastically across the campus, followed by half a hundred village urchins—to the stifled laughter of hundreds of alumni and visitors, half of whom had no idea that this was a practical joke, but thought that Burne and Fred were two varsity sports showing their girl a collegiate time.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He was indeed a great master of this kind of vociferation, and had a holla proper for most occasions in life.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …were in progress, when a loud shout attracted the attention even of the belligerents, and then there poured on to the platform, from a door at the side, a long line of gentlemen with their hats off, all looking behind them, and uttering vociferous cheers; the cause whereof was sufficiently explained when Sir Matthew Pupker and the two other real members of Parliament came to the front, amidst deafening shouts, and testified to each other in dumb motions that they had never seen such…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • They gaily came in half an hour late, or they vociferously came in ten minutes early, and they were so hurt that they whispered about resigning when Carol protested.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • But the demon of vociferation was in her, and the next moment she was off again.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • They were noisy, vociferous, cheerful.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • A smart notion," vociferated the clerk, "thrown out as an apple of discord.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Blodhgarm was the easiest to win over to their point of view, whereas Jormundur objected vociferously.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • From the views expressed by his vociferous critics, it was hard to say which annoyed them more, his presence at the capital or his absence.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Pilchuck, who suffered with indigestion, made sarcastic remarks about Tom’s cooking, and the other men were vociferous in their disapproval.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • It was a windy, noisy, fishy, vociferous, narrow-streeted town; the colour of a mussel or a limpet; like a bunch of rough shell fish clustered on a grey wall together.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • The idea was received vociferously, at which demonstration the giant Gulden raised his massive head and asked, or rather growled, in a heavy voice what the fuss was about.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • When the bus came along, the other passengers took one whiff of her and complained vociferously: We shouldn’t have to ride next to somebody who stinks like that!
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The entrance of Obed at such a moment into the camp, accompanied as it was by vociferous lamentations over his anticipated loss, did not fail to rouse the drowsy family of the squatter.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
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