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remonstrate
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
argue, complain, or criticize
  • Dorothea quietly persisted in spite of remonstrance and persuasion.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (3% in)
remonstrance = argument in opposition
  • "Oh, why?" said Sir James, in a tender tone of remonstrance.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (14% in)
  • All three ladies remonstrated.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (47% in)
  • Why should Mr. Casaubon's not be valuable, like theirs?" said Dorothea, with more remonstrant energy.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (96% in)
  • "Father!" said Mary, in her deepest tone of remonstrance.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (33% in)
  • Opening her own letter Dorothea saw that it was a lively continuation of his remonstrance with her fanatical sympathy and her want of sturdy neutral delight in things as they were—an outpouring of his young vivacity which it was impossible to read just now.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (69% in)
  • There is some gratification to a gentleman"—here Mr. Trumbull's voice conveyed an emotional remonstrance—"in having this kind of ham set on his table."
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (93% in)
  • She looked at her lover with some wondering remonstrance as she spoke, and he readily understood that she might wish to lengthen the sweet time of double solitude.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (28% in)
  • "How can you think of that?" said Dorothea, in a tone of earnest remonstrance.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (40% in)
  • Or should he consult Sir James Chettam, and get him to concur in remonstrance against a step which touched the whole family?
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (52% in)
  • That thought with which Dorothea had gone out to meet her husband—her conviction that he had been asking about the possible arrest of all his work, and that the answer must have wrung his heart, could not be long without rising beside the image of him, like a shadowy monitor looking at her anger with sad remonstrance.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (99% in)
  • "No, no, not so bad as that," said Lydgate, giving up remonstrance and petting her resignedly.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (28% in)
  • While he lived, he could claim nothing that she would not still be free to remonstrate against, and even to refuse.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (49% in)
  • This was a shuffling concession of Mr. Brooke's to Sir James Chettam's indignant remonstrance; and Will, awake to the slightest hint in this direction, concluded that he was to be kept away from the Grange on Dorothea's account.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (66% in)
  • Fred's voice had taken a tone of grumbling remonstrance, and Mr. Farebrother might have been inclined to smile if his mind had not been too busy in imagining more than Fred told him.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (81% in)
  • The pity which had been the restraining compelling motive in her life with him still clung about his image, even while she remonstrated with him in indignant thought and told him that he was unjust.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (4% in)
  • The auctioneer burst out in deep remonstrance.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (72% in)
  • What place was there in her mind for a remonstrance to lodge in?
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (30% in)
  • That seemed to be true, and Mrs. Bulstrode's remonstrance subsided into pity for poor Rosamond, whose extravagant education she had always foreseen the fruits of.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (57% in)
  • It was Lydgate's misfortune and Rosamond's too, that his tenderness towards her, which was both an emotional prompting and a well-considered resolve, was inevitably interrupted by these outbursts of indignation either ironical or remonstrant.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (68% in)
  • When I nursed my poor master, Mr. Robisson, I had to give him port-wine and brandy constant, and a big glass at a time," added Mrs. Abel, with a touch of remonstrance in her tone.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (77% in)
  • "But, Dorothea," he said, remonstrantly, "you can't undertake to manage a man's life for him in that way.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (1% in)
  • "But when she saw the good that might come of staying—" said Dorothea, remonstrantly, looking at Lydgate as if he had forgotten the reasons which had just been considered.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (35% in)

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