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Definition expressed with forceful energy — often loud and sometimes offensive
  • She complained vociferously.
vociferously = with forceful energy
  • the applause which broke out when he had finished was vociferous and long-continued.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • vociferous = energetic and loud
  • 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
  • vociferously = with forceful energy
  • August's mouth opens in shock, then outrage, and then vociferous complaint.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • vociferous = expressed forcefully
  • 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
  • vociferously = with forceful energy
  • 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
  • vociferating = expressed with forceful energy
  • A huddle of teenagers in pajamas was arguing vociferously
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • vociferously = with forceful energy
  • 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
  • vociferous = loud and forceful
  • 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
  • vociferous = express (themselves) with forceful energy
  • 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
  • vociferously = with forceful energy
  • There was a conference, and the incredible evidence of a vociferous eye-witness.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • vociferous = speaking with  forceful energy
  • Conroy cantered hastily up the street a bit to hear what the boy was vociferating.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • When they drew near, he ordered them to pull ashore, much to their vociferous displeasure.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Hungry Joe was demanding vociferously of Chief White Halfoat.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The angry speeches and the vociferous chants were all taraf.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • A smart notion," vociferated the clerk, "thrown out as an apple of discord.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot

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