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berate
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Definition criticize severely or angrily
  • Nobody likes to work with her. She is always berating her colleagues.
berating = criticizing severely or angrily
  • He berates Lourdes for leaving him with a father she knew was irresponsible.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • berates = criticizes severely or angrily
  • His milky eyes glared at them as he berated whoever was on the phone, in a rattling voice and waving one claw at them to go away.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • berated = criticized severely or angrily
  • Then he relapsed into his usual silence except when he was berating Thomas for being lazy.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • berating = criticizing
  • Mother berates me about finding a husband every other day,
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • berates = harshly criticizes
  • A loud, berating voice. "What's the matter with you! ... You disgust me, you make me sick, your attitude out there on the field. You make me want to throw up."
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • berating = criticizing severely or angrily
  • Well, one day—and an ill day it was for that saucy fellow—he sought to berate my father, I standing by.
    Pyle, Howard  --  The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • He berated himself silently.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • She slapped Leo, then berated him in rapid Spanish.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She argues with Abuela's neighbors, picks fights with waiters, berates the man who sells ice cones on the beach.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Miri no longer expects anything from her daughter, except to be challenged, berated and humiliated.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • " "Don't berate the man, Woodrow," Augustus said.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • TITANIA If her whims the wife control, And the man berate her, Take him to the Northern Pole, And her to the Equator!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • She'd brew some decaf, and just like the last time, he'd sit on the couch and listen for hours as she berated herself for being so foolish.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • On the other side of the matrix, an angel is berating a human servant.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Ajax was there, however, sitting astride a heavy bay stallion and berating several boys who had cracked a water barrel while unloading a supply cart.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The kid is eating box lunch at the Y. "Sboccato," the butcher said happily, berating Antone, rasping the word from deep in his throat.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Regardless of the vindictive threats of the bullets, he went about coaxing, berating, and bedamning.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Thomas had returned to his Guard, and the Council had joined them to berate his decision to give Johan safe passage from the forest.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • "There's no reason to get hostile, to berate a poor little plant just for growing when you're the one who planted it.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach

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