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remonstrate
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Definition argue in protest or opposition

In Shakespeare's time, remonstrance was used as a synonym for display, revelation, or manifestation.
  • When she has a complaint with her staff, she will remonstrate quietly and in private.
remonstrate = argue in protest or opposition
  • The lawyers will remonstrate that we're starting without a written agreement, but we trust each other.
  • remonstrate = argue in protest or opposition
  • 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
  • Henry wished to dissuade me, but seeing me bent on this plan, ceased to remonstrate.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • remonstrate = argue in protest or opposition
  • 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
  • remonstrating = arguing in protest or opposition
  • he immediately wrote her a letter of unqualified disapproval and remonstrance.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • remonstrance = argument in protest or opposition
  • Dorothea quietly persisted in spite of remonstrance and persuasion.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • remonstrance = argument in opposition
  • But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg,
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • remonstrances = arguments in protest or opposition
  • "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
  • remonstrance = argument in protest or opposition
  • But at first chance Hamilton commenced to "remonstrate" against the mission to France.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • remonstrate = argue in protest or opposition
  • I cannot see you acting wrong, without a remonstrance.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • remonstrance = argument in protest or opposition
  • 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
  • remonstrate = argue in protest or opposition
  • 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
  • remonstrating = arguing in protest or opposition
  • 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
  • remonstrances = arguments in protest or opposition
  • 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
  • remonstrated = argued in protest or opposition
  • 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
  • remonstrated = argued in protest or opposition
  • The other two were remonstrating with the one who had let us go.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • remonstrating = arguing in protest
  • ...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
  • remonstrated = argued in protest or opposition
  • 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
remonstrances = arguments in protest or opposition

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