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used in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

5 uses
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to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • She was terrific in denunciation of the girl's wickedness.
    Chapter 13 (9% in)
denunciation = strong criticism or public accusation

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He made heroic endeavors to keep on his legs, denounce his sister and consume a bit of orange peeling which he chewed between the times of his infantile orations.
    Chapter 2 (17% in)
  • He sat aloft and denounced their frantic leaps, plunges, dives and straddles.
    Chapter 4 (70% in)
  • If one of them rendered lines containing the most subtile distinctions between right and wrong, the gallery was immediately aware if the actor meant wickedness, and denounced him accordingly.
    Chapter 8 (86% in)
  • "Dey was damn jays," he said, denouncing the mother and brother.
    Chapter 12 (49% in)

There are no more uses of "denounce" in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.

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