- v. present participle of objurgate.
“With the loose end of bark in his bill, tugging and fluttering, using his tail as a lever with the tree as a fulcrum, and objurgating in unseemly tones, as the bark resists his efforts, the drongo assists the Moreton Bay ash in discarding worn-out epidermis, and the tree reciprocates by offering safe nesting-place on its most brittle branches.”
“In another case a woman rushed into the street, alternately objurgating and pleading with the spirits, who, she said, were vexing her child which had convulsions.”
“The sailor-man, who had been objurgating straight ahead all this time, now weighed anchor and put the boat in towards shore.”
“I by rights belonged with these malecontent and objurgating gentlemen; but a chronicler has privileges, and I got leave to count myself into the Eighth Company, my old friend Captain Shumway's.”
“I could hear him objurgating, coaxing, encouraging, explaining, and the shrill voices of women answering, as he tried at one and the same time to pass the unfortunates in the dark and to make them see the grim necessity for speed.”
“At first the latter involuntarily turned away; but, objurgating such cowardice, he forced himself to gaze at Allen.”
“Buddy drove, with Miss Montague by his side, the while Gray sat alone in the back seat of the car quietly objurgating the follies of youth and mournfully estimating his chances of surviving the night.”
“The engine drivers were frantically objurgating one another and demanding in opprobrious terms the right of way.”
“The gangway was crowded, and my inches did not allow me to look over the bulwarks: but I heard the boatswain knocking off their irons in the boat below, and the objurgating voice of the man in the pearl buttons.”
“Goldsmith patiently built a fine poem out of a congeries of fine passages pitchforked together at haphazard -- a splendid rubbish heap; and Mr. Dobell's find is seen to be an imperfect set of duplicate proofs -- fellow, no doubt, to that set which Goldsmith, mildly objurgating his own or the printer's carelessness, sliced up with the scissors and rearranged before submitting it to Johnson's friendly revision.”
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