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tirade

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Definition a speech of angry criticism
  • She unleashed a stunning tirade that could be heard in the next room.
tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • I'm growing tired of her tirades.
  • tirades = speeches of angry criticism
  • I expected Mom to come back with one of her choice remarks, but she listened to my tirade in silence.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • I was expecting a tirade, but all she said was, "You may commence reading, Jeremy."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • tirade = angry criticism
  • "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
  • tirades = speeches of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirades = speeches of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirades = speeches of angry criticism
  • Gale's tirades against the Capitol?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • tirades = speeches of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • During Lucky's tirade the others react as follows.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • His laughter interrupted my mental tirade.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • ...that bitter tirade upon Chantilly, which appeared in yesterday's...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • tirade = a speech of angry criticism
  • By now they were listening to the tirade.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • I noticed that all during her tirade she didn't once move any closer to me.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • 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
  • tirade = speech of angry criticism
  • He actually had Miep bring him a book, an anti-Mussolini tirade, which has been banned.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
tirade = speech of angry criticism

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