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- v. Present participle of berate.
- n. A scolding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a severe rebuke
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I was driving to work this morning and on our local "Obama Bashing" AM radio (yes, the same station that broadcasts 3 hours of Rush and 3 hours of Hannity, followed by 3 hours of the screaming-nut, Mark Levin) a woman called in berating the President's talk to the school kids today.
If he runs, I hope his opponent exposes the voters to an continuous loop of Baldwin berating his poor daughter, so that they can truly see what a mean egotistical creep Alec Baldwin really is.
Not long after the rage-tastic clip was posted online, a shady character by the name of "RevoLucian" posted "Bale Out — RevoLucian's Christian Bale Remix" on YouTube, a techno-ripping, demonic dance party in which Bale's berating is repeated ad nauseam under pictures of the actor and random f-bomb interjections from Barbra Streisand.
After he projected last year that there could be sea level rises of up to a metre by the end of the century, he received aggressive phone calls berating him for "stuffing up their superannuation investments".
Naturally, I was no longer home, but the next day I received a followup call berating me for “breaking” the appointment.
But any rate, I was on the radio; I get a half a dozen calls berating me about Professor
"They got very unpleasant phone calls berating them for his having performed this marriage."
But Michaele wanted to talk about how Whoopi had been "berating" her backstage on "The View."
Was that aggressive interviewing by Matthews, or was he kind of berating Senator Burris?
He told a story when he was on the staff of Senator Pat Moynihan about an imperious senior staff member who was kind of berating a junior member for not understanding the nuances of policy.
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