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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of expostulate.


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  • He thought every thing was to be feared from the present state of the affair, and proposed revealing at once all he knew of it to Mr. Tyrold: but Camilla desired him to take no step till she had again expostulated with her sister, who might else be seriously hurt or offended.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • He responded to our “open hand” by holding a press conference with the president of Iran, during which the latter expostulated on his dream of a future Middle East “without Zionists and without colonialists”.


  • I expostulated, you advance the fact that it is your ship as though it were a moral right.

    Chapter 34

  • "Here," Billy expostulated at last, taking hold of the axe.


  • "For the love of God, Sigmund, shut up!" expostulated one of the men.


  • "But we can't remember the words from only one hearing," Saxon expostulated.


  • "But you call me 'Chris!'" the boy expostulated, reproachfully.

    Chris Farrington, Able Seaman

  • To my left was a 60s building playing resigned host to the department of philosophy and every exasperating quibble and inconsequentiality it expostulated, and up further along the rawboned green breast was a business school erected in crisp glass and cleanly sectioned stone with marble facades.

    Excerpt from De Imitatio Calembouri

  • "But, Mr. Terris," expostulated Shapley of San Francisco, "there will be trouble."

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 6

  • I expostulated with him over that, and he listened patiently to what I had to say.

    Movie Night


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  • She expostulated in another language. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010