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denounce
used in Gone with the Wind

4 uses
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Definition
to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • Many newspapers were outspoken in their denunciation of President Davis himself and the manner in which he prosecuted the war.
    2.16 (14% in)
  • The white children clamored to sit on his knee and be trotted, while he denounced to their elders the infamy of Yankee politicians; the daughters of his friends took him into their confidence about their love affairs, and the youths of the neighborhood, fearful of confessing debts of honor upon the carpets of their fathers, found him a friend in need.
    1.3 (51% in)
  • In those early days of 1864, no newspaper could be opened that did not carry scathing editorials denouncing the speculators as vultures and bloodsucking leeches and calling upon the government to put them down with a hard hand.
    2.16 (28% in)
  • Aunt Pitty, who had been the first to denounce Old Joe for his policy of retreat, was among the first to pack her trunks.
    3.18 (82% in)

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