Definitions

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  • adjective That hectors; intimidating or domineering.
  • verb Present participle of hector.

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Examples

  • 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.

    A Conversation with Geraldine Brooks about People of the Book

  • 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.

    Material Girl

  • 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.

    Material Girl

  • Hector’s hectoring is a perfect argument for atheism. sd Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » More on Pro-Life Incrementalism

  • 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?

    "She seemed dogmatic, almost angry, like she was vicious..."

  • And, you know, it was weird to see Jughead kind of hectoring you about the evils of divorce and witchcraft and sex education.

    Archie Meets His First Openly Gay Classmate

  • And, you know, it was weird to see Jughead kind of hectoring you about the evils of divorce and witchcraft and sex education.

    Archie Meets His First Openly Gay Classmate

  • And, you know, it was weird to see Jughead kind of hectoring you about the evils of divorce and witchcraft and sex education.

    Archie Meets His First Openly Gay Classmate

  • 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.

    Ed Hamilton: Crichton vs. Crowley: Dinosaurs, Pedophiles, and The Cult of Expertise

  • Any Catholic MP or MSP knows the Church's position on abortion, so the Cardinal's words can hardly be regarded as "hectoring".

    Women

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