- n. Plural form of expostulation.
“In other expressions his passion is rather too bold in expostulations with God concerning the deplorable condition he was in (ver. 14, 19, &c.), complaining of the confusion he was in (ver. 20-22), and the loss he was at to find out the sin that provoked God thus to afflict him, and in short of the rigour of God's proceedings against him, ver.”
“Then, from inside, we heard oaths, vile and filthy, urgings and expostulations on the part of Nancy, meekly and pleadingly uttered.”
“There's no telling what might happen -- machinery break down, or something," was his reply to Captain Jones's expostulations.”
“Please see Eric's MFA post over at Pimp My Novel for expostulations on the subject.”
“So far, the media, diverted by Senator Simpson's cornpone expostulations, do not report these underlying realities.”
“Citizen activism is supposed to be continuous and sustained rather than concentrated in brief moments of outrage, just as sustained rational deliberation is to be preferred to sporadic outbursts and expostulations.”
“So when Taoiseach Cowen opined about ‘the principles of democracy’ being the ‘threads that weave the fabric of the European Union’, you might well have heard in the background the angry expostulations of his assembled confrères cursing every word he said.”
“Happily secure in the confidence of love acknowledged and returned, he had treated Wilfred's in-nuendos and expostulations-when they pierced bis consciousness-with pitying contempt, seeing them as no more real or threatening than the bleatings of a timid, ineffectual schoolmaster obsessively warning his boys against unnatural vice.”
“What do you-" I began, but he ducked his head and kissed me, cutting short my expostulations.”
“I was only allowed to depart at last by Jamie's stating bluntly that we must go, then lifting me bodily off the couch and heading for the door, disregarding the expostulations of my hosts.”
Looking for tweets for expostulations.