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  • n. Plural form of harangue.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of harangue.


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  • Various members of the society indulge in short harangues, recounting personal exploits in the performance of magic and exorcism, to which the auditors respond in terms of gratification and exclamations of approval.

    Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-1886, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891

  • Why do you think so many people write these "harangues" anyway, professor?


  • 2 For an account of how the former State Department Yugoslavia desk officer George Kenney was subjected to "harangues" for his early "defect [ion] from pack journalism," see Peter Brock,

  • One can already hear the befuddled stammering of Rush, Ann and Sean as they back peddle on their anti-gay harangues and twist and distort logic trying to explain why they support Liz the candidate but not Liz the person to live as she chooses.

    Liz Cheney open to running for office

  • As it happens, it was Joseph Wilson, and not Barack Obama who spoke the truth in that exchange, and I leave it to others to sort out the etiquette of presidential harangues to joint sessions of Congress.


  • Obama's attempt to lay out the ideological foundations of his re-election campaign marked a shift from recent speeches that have concentrated on small-scale executive actions or campaign-style harangues against Republicans to stop stalling his $447bn jobs plan.

    Obama speech declares 'make-or-break moment for the middle class'

  • On the other side, most whites regarded Indian oratory as a kind of obstructionist filibustering, boring harangues, though some admired them and saw them as akin to classical Roman oratory.8

    Bird Cloud

  • In its fire-breathing harangues and nostril-flaring proclamations, its fans discover a confirmation of their pettiest, and most self-pitying, impulses.

    Ellis Weiner: "I love John Galt!" (Atlas Shrugged: the Movie)

  • Wending my sweaty way through the forest at the entrance ladies can pick up a packet of "heel protectors" I arrive at a mini outdoor theater where a black guy harangues an audience with an angry rap verging on gibberish, behind him a bride veiled in white.

    Erica Abeel: Getting Voluptuous With Robert Wilson at His Hamptons Gala

  • Compare that to the unapologized-for sins of Beck -- using explicitly violent rhetoric like last summer's "shoot them in the head" comments or claiming that President Obama has "a deep-seated hatred of white people" -- or O'Reilly's frequent harangues against "Dr. Tiller the baby killer,"who was later murdered by a right-wing zealot.

    Will Bunch: The True Meaning of Keith Olbermann


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