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argue, complain, or criticize
  • said Lucy, in a tone of remonstrance, "I don't believe a word of that."
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (20% in)
remonstrance = argument in protest or opposition
  • And that queer white cur with the brown ear seems to be leaping and barking in ineffectual remonstrance with the wheel; perhaps he is jealous because his playfellow in the beaver bonnet is so rapt in its movement.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — Outside Dorlcote Mill (84% in)
  • I think they must have been given to feeble remonstrance, getting more and more peevish as it became more and more ineffectual.
    1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares.... (99% in)
  • Before this remonstrance was finished, Maggie was already out of hearing, making her way toward the great attic that run under the old high-pitched roof, shaking the water from her black locks as she ran, like a Skye terrier escaped from his bath.
    1.4 — Book 1 Chapter 4 — Tom Is Expected (10% in)
  • "Sophy," said Mrs. Glegg, unable any longer to contain her spirit of rational remonstrance,—"Sophy, I wonder at you, fretting and injuring your health about people as don't belong to you.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (23% in)
  • ...apparatus of brown holland, as if she had been a piece of satin furniture in danger of flies; Maggie was frowning and twisting her shoulders, that she might if possible shrink away from the prickliest of tuckers, while her mother was remonstrating, "Don't, Maggie, my dear; don't make yourself so ugly!" and Tom's cheeks were looking particularly brilliant as a relief to his best blue suit, which he wore with becoming calmness, having, after a little wrangling, effected what was...
    1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — To Garum Firs (6% in)
  • Sophy's weakness about these polished stairs was always a subject of bitter remonstrance on Mrs. Glegg's part; but Mrs. Tulliver ventured on no comment, only thinking to herself it was a mercy when she and the children were safe on the landing.
    1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — To Garum Firs (27% in)
  • It now appeared that the man also was to be seated on the donkey, holding Maggie before him, and she was as incapable of remonstrating against this arrangement as the donkey himself, though no nightmare had ever seemed to her more horrible.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (85% in)
  • "Oh, Tom!" said Maggie, in a tone of sad remonstrance; but she had no spirit to dispute anything then, still less to vex Tom by opposing him.
    3.1 — Book 3 Chapter 1 — What Had Happened at Home (99% in)
  • "Maggie," he said, in a tone of remonstrance, "don't persist in this wilful, senseless privation.
    5.3 — Book 5 Chapter 3 — The Wavering Balance (61% in)
  • Maggie went up to her own room to pour out all that indignant remonstrance, against which Tom's mind was close barred, in bitter tears.
    5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Cloven Tree (94% in)
  • "Nay, it was you who said so," remonstrated Lucy.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (41% in)
  • But Tancred, the bay horse, began to make such spirited remonstrances against this frequent change of direction, that Stephen, catching sight of Willy Moss peeping through the gate, called out, "Here! just come and hold my horse for five minutes."
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (45% in)
  • Again she had a scene of remonstrance with Tom, all the more severe in proportion to the greater strength of her present position.
    7.3 — Book 7 Chapter 3 — Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable.... (19% in)
  • Dr. Kenn, at first enlightened only by a few hints as to the new turn which gossip and slander had taken in relation to Maggie, had recently been made more fully aware of it by an earnest remonstrance from one of his male parishioners against the indiscretion of persisting in the attempt to overcome the prevalent feeling in the parish by a course of resistance.
    7.5 — Book 7 Chapter 5 — The Last Conflict (11% in)

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