“I read a lot of sermons while researching the novel, and it struck me that the amount of hectoring from the pulpit on the proper behavior of women probably reflected a widely held view that a lot of "improper" behavior was going on.”
“Yet that's just why, tested against everyday life as most people experience it, the bulk of all this intellectual hectoring is inhumane rubbish — contemptuous of desires that aren't necessarily as unworthy or manipulated as charged.”
“Hector’s hectoring is a perfect argument for atheism. sd Says:”
“I wonder: Speaking solely in terms of presentation and the notion of hectoring, lecturing and shrillness, do the same people who find Hillary off-putting also find Ron Paul so?”
“And, you know, it was weird to see Jughead kind of hectoring you about the evils of divorce and witchcraft and sex education.”
“What Crichton's worldview really amounts to is a kind of hectoring contrarianism that is increasingly targeted at America's know-it-alls, against the liberal elite, against the very type of expertise that had given him his professional cachet.”
“Any Catholic MP or MSP knows the Church's position on abortion, so the Cardinal's words can hardly be regarded as "hectoring".”
“KURTZ: And Byron, some of the pundits who were kicking her around over her speech on Tuesday night, they've been for weeks and weeks have been kind of hectoring her about getting out of the race.”
“If he were to come forward in public, you know what kind of hectoring will take place.”
“I thought of the Vicar's pensive "Darling, isn't this very high?" and laughed at the idea of "hectoring"; but the quarterly bills seemed a dangerous remedy.”
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