Finding his struggles useless, he resorted to expostulation.
I will hear no pleas, I will receive no letter, nor expostulation.
There was no touch of expostulation in the voice with which she answered him.
For three days they besieged Ivan with expostulation, incredulity, persuasion.
He wasted few words in inquiry, still fewer in expostulation.
It is a sort of expostulation ...