expostulations love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of expostulation.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • Then, from inside, we heard oaths, vile and filthy, urgings and expostulations on the part of Nancy, meekly and pleadingly uttered.

    CHAPTER V

  • "There's no telling what might happen -- machinery break down, or something," was his reply to Captain Jones's expostulations.

    Trust

  • Please see Eric's MFA post over at Pimp My Novel for expostulations on the subject.

    We Learn Lessons So You Don't Have To

  • So far, the media, diverted by Senator Simpson's cornpone expostulations, do not report these underlying realities.

    Ashley B. Carson: SOCIAL SECURITY "REFORM" DOESN'T PROTECT THE YOUNG, HURTS US ALL

  • 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.

    HCR: Pelosi tells the simple-minded American people not to worry our pretty little heads about it

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-06-15

  • 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.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • "What do you-" I began, but he ducked his head and kissed me, cutting short my expostulations.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • 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.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.