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remonstrate
used in Moby Dick

5 uses
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Definition
argue in protest or opposition
  • But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg,
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (3% in)
remonstrances = arguments in protest or opposition
  • I was going to remonstrate; but he silenced me by pouring them into my trowsers' pockets.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (39% in)
  • And when those defendants were remonstrated with, their captain snapped his fingers in the plaintiffs' teeth, and assured them that by way of doxology to the deed he had done, he would now retain their line, harpoons, and boat, which had remained attached to the whale at the time of the seizure.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (49% in)
  • This was the tormented surgeon, who, after in vain remonstrating against the proceedings of the day, had betaken himself to the Captain's round-house (CABINET he called it) to avoid the pest; but still, could not help yelling out his entreaties and indignations at times.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (28% in)
  • Not reasoning; not remonstrance; not entreaty wilt thou hearken to; all this thou scornest.
    Chapters 121-123 -- Midnight, on the Forecastle; Midnight, Aloft; The Musket (79% in)

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