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denounce
used in 1776

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)
  • America was in open revolt, he declared, and he denounced as traitors those who, by "gross misrepresentation," labored to inflame his people in America.
    p. 10.9
  • The Evening Post, the most partisan in its denunciations, called the war "unnatural, unconstitutional, unnecessary, unjust, dangerous, hazardous, and unprofitable."
    p. 9.7
  • He had confirmed that he was committing land and sea forces—as well as unnamed foreign mercenaries—sufficient to put an end to that rebellion, and he had denounced the leaders of the uprising for having American independence as their true objective, something those leaders themselves had not as yet openly declared.
    p. 12.3
  • The same Whig leaders in Parliament spoke out as they had before, ardently denouncing the "wicked war."
    p. 292.6

There are no more uses of "denounce" in 1776.

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