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  • v. Present participle of expostulate.


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  • Morales may have yet to stir up the kind of expostulating Chavez has seen, including, amongst other things, calls for his assassination by U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson, though reaction so far to the Bolivian president's move has ranged from contemplation to outright disappointment.

    Tillerson's Exxon Mobil Faces Eviction From Bolivia

  • How I love the image of Jennifer Morrison as Kate Keller expostulating, "Why must I be surrounded by fricking idiots?"!

    The Miracle Worker

  • "We'll send for the bird later," he told the landlady, who, still mildly expostulating as she followed them downstairs, failed to notice that the captain of the detectives had carelessly left the door to Daughtry's rooms ajar.


  • "He licked the Flyin 'Dutchman, an' you know HIM," Jimmy went on expostulating.

    Chapter 42

  • Steve Pemberton adds to the merriment as the expostulating Mr Hardcastle, the transitions between scenes are filled with below-stairs choruses, created by Ben and Max Ringham, and, in Mark Thompson's design, the production looks handsome: one particular moment, when the scene shifts from a moon-dappled wood to a domestic interior, is even strangely moving.

    She Stoops To Conquer

  • The Eastern Daily Press reports him as being three times over the alcohol limit when stopped by police while driving through Lowestoft, then kicking a police inspector in the chest and knee while expostulating, "Do you know I am a councillor?" as the officer tried to apply the handcuffs.

    Stephen Bates's diary

  • Ahmad, who was sitting in front, next to Sami, serenely crossed his legs at the knee, turned to face us, and went on to explain, in the voice of someone expostulating on the relative qualities of limited-edition cognacs, that Iraqi recruits were mostly rural teenagers who essentially had been press-ganged into the military, and who now were barely fed and were constantly hazed by their officers.

    Peace Meals

  • But no — he has also put out a four-disc DVD in which he tootles around Venice expostulating on the very things that this shallow culture produced: art, architecture, music and theater.

    A Grumpy Ride Along the Canals

  • As Beth did not relent, but instead gestured at her to be gone, Mary moved with obvious reluctance out of the dressing room, expostulating all the way.


  • There was not a soul there save the two whom I had followed and a surpliced clergy - man, who seemed to be expostulating with them.

    Sole Music


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