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used in Oryx and Crake

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criticize severely or angrily
  • At night he'd lie awake, berating himself, bemoaning his fate.
    p. 312.7
  • It was they who were helpless, they who would soon have to stammer apologies in their silly accents and hop around on one foot in their luxurious hotel rooms, trapped in their own pant legs with their bums sticking out, smooth bums and hairy bums, bums of different sizes and colours, while Uncle En berated them.
    p. 133.3
  • Berating, bemoaning, useful words.
    p. 312.7

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