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harangue
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to try to persuade, or to criticize in an impassioned and often annoying manner; or a speech with such an intent
  • This week I was haranguing my Canadian Literature students on the subject of "bold beginnings."
    p. 557.9
  • My grandmother sounded as if she were the haranguing leader of a compliant mob, as if it were her special responsibility to berate her audience and to amuse them, almost simultaneously—for they rewarded her humor with their punctual laughter, as if they were highly entertained that the tone of voice she used on them was uniformly abusive.
    p. 287.4
  • And in the morning, long before the child stirs, I hear the gulls and I think about the tomato-red pickup cruising the coastal road between Hampton Beach and Rye Harbor; I hear the raucous, embattled crows, whose shrill disputations and harangues remind me that I have awakened in the real world—in the world I know—after all.
    p. 430.6

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