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denounce
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 uses
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Definition
to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • The solution, the Rev. Dudley Wiggin proposed, was" to omit the fifth verse of "We Three Kings," but Owen denounced this as unorthodox.
    p. 172.8
  • Dan and my grandmother were quite touched by Owen's loyalty to me; Hester, naturally, denounced Owen's behavior as "queer"; naturally, I loved him, and I thanked him for his sacrifice—but in my heart I resented his power over me.
    p. 271.6

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