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denounce
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

19 uses
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Definition
to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • They denounced Edmond as a Bonapartist agent.
    Chapters 27-28 (19% in)
  • "Well, then, I should say, for instance," resumed Danglars, "that if after a voyage such as Dantes has just made, in which he touched at the Island of Elba, some one were to denounce him to the king's procureur as a Bonapartist agent"— "I will denounce him!" exclaimed the young man hastily.
    Chapters 3-4 (86% in)
  • "Well, then, I should say, for instance," resumed Danglars, "that if after a voyage such as Dantes has just made, in which he touched at the Island of Elba, some one were to denounce him to the king's procureur as a Bonapartist agent"— "I will denounce him!" exclaimed the young man hastily.
    Chapters 3-4 (86% in)
  • Yes, but they will make you then sign your declaration, and confront you with him you have denounced; I will supply you with the means of supporting your accusation, for I know the fact well.
    Chapters 3-4 (87% in)
  • "No, no," continued Danglars; "if we resolve on such a step, it would be much better to take, as I now do, this pen, dip it into this ink, and write with the left hand (that the writing may not be recognized) the denunciation we propose."
    Chapters 3-4 (89% in)
  • "Yes, and that's all settled!" exclaimed Caderousse, who, by a last effort of intellect, had followed the reading of the letter, and instinctively comprehended all the misery which such a denunciation must entail.
    Chapters 3-4 (92% in)
  • "Oh, sire," replied the minister, "we have no occasion to invent any; every day our desks are loaded with most circumstantial denunciations, coming from hosts of people who hope for some return for services which they seek to render, but cannot; they trust to fortune, and rely upon some unexpected event in some way to justify their predictions."
    Chapters 9-10 (69% in)
  • What matters really, not only to me, but to officers of justice and the king, is that an innocent man should languish in prison, the victim of an infamous denunciation, to die here cursing his executioners.
    Chapters 13-14 (61% in)
  • Which of the two denounced him?
    Chapters 27-28 (20% in)
  • It was Danglars who wrote the denunciation with his left hand, that his writing might not be recognized, and Fernand who put it in the post.
    Chapters 27-28 (21% in)
  • Albert resumed his seat, and Beauchamp read, with more attention than at first, the lines denounced by his friend.
    Chapters 77-78 (92% in)
  • Fernand Mondego, Count of Morcerf, an old soldier who has fought in twenty battles and whose honorable scars they would denounce as badges of disgrace.
    Chapters 77-78 (93% in)
  • To you, as the king's attorney, I denounce Mademoiselle de Villefort, do your duty."
    Chapters 79-80 (84% in)
  • Oh, send for some one to whom I can denounce the wretch!
    Chapters 83-84 (9% in)
  • "Not at all; we have received with the information all the requisite proofs, and we are quite sure M. de Morcerf will not raise his voice against us; besides, it is rendering a service to one's country to denounce these wretched criminals who are unworthy of the honor bestowed on them."
    Chapters 85-86 (47% in)
  • Valentine, would you rather denounce your stepmother?
    Chapters 101-102 (40% in)
  • Mr. Procureur," said Morrel with increasing vehemence, "no mercy is allowed; I denounce the crime; it is your place to seek the assassin."
    Chapters 103-104 (15% in)
  • Certainly, after witnessing the culpable indolence manifested by M. de Villefort towards his own relations, I ought to have denounced him to the authorities; then I should not have been an accomplice to thy death, as I now am, sweet, beloved Valentine; but the accomplice shall become the avenger.
    Chapters 103-104 (21% in)
  • "Think of it, madame," he said; "if, on my return, justice his not been satisfied, I will denounce you with my own mouth, and arrest you with my own hands!"
    Chapters 107-108 (98% in)

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