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  • I don't know what happened between Lamp and here, but he's relaxed now, the circular diatribes put away for the moment.†   (source)
  • I'm too far away to make out much, but snatches of her diatribe--the bits in the uppermost register--cut through.†   (source)
  • And he went into a ten-minute diatribe about the dangers of doing hot work in a space suit, especially with Ebola.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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….†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He sipped at his Thums Up cozily, settling in for however long Abdul's diatribe lasted.†   (source)
  • I'm tipsy enough that my brain isn't bombarding me with a diatribe on how idiotic I am.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To me, religious scripture sounded just as wacky and zealous as the diatribe Shay had given on the nature of organized religion.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Mom eavesdrops on Abuela and me then lambastes us with one of her sixty-odd diatribes when she doesn't like what she hears.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There he writes angry diatribes about the world around him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And after my diatribe, the fans who were complaining on our forums apologized for criticizing Willie and we all made up!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I would launch into long-winded diatribes condemning senseless violence perpetrated against helpless creatures while the class nodded in solemn agreement.†   (source)
  • T'sung wrenched himself from his diatribe and winked profoundly at Powell.†   (source)
  • The voice of the lecturer rose like the ringing of a cracked bell, his diatribe brief but strident.†   (source)
  • Ciphus was delivering a diatribe down the shore.†   (source)
  • In one of his screeching diatribes he called life a precious gift.†   (source)
  • Colin laughed but otherwise ignored the diatribe.†   (source)
  • Most of the entries were his stream-of-consciousness observations on various classic videogames, science-fiction and fantasy novels, movies, comic books, and '80s pop culture, mixed with humorous diatribes denouncing everything from organized religion to diet soda.†   (source)
  • Cedric looks at the blank piece of paper in his hand and remembers the furious diatribes of Clarence Thomas.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The petition was a rambling, disjointed diatribe, almost more of a condemnation of Mrs. Brown than a vehicle to retain me as teacher.†   (source)
  • My dear Miss Lucy, during our political diatribes we have taken a wrong turning.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He paused, flushed by his diatribe, and fixing on her a look in which resentment was the ingredient she least disliked.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • That severity is not diatribe.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The beast seemed interested in the diatribe, tongue lolling in a doggy grin.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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