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Situated as we were, we did not feel ourselves at liberty to expostulate against the obvious unreasonableness of their demands.
A NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK, CAPTIVITY AND SUFFERINGS OF HORACE HOLDEN AND BENJ. H. NUTEHORACE HOLDEN
“Yes,” replied the seamen, unanimously; and Ready knew that it was in vain to expostulate.
MASTERMAN READYCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
To expostulate with the rebellious house of Israel he was sent.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
And so great had been my surprise over these last acquirements of the captain that until now I had had no breath to expostulate.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
Let us expostulate with these learned sages, these priests of the sacred temple of justice.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
I was passing through the street to my little school, when I saw your peril, and felt it my duty to expostulate with the people.
DOCTOR GRIMSHAWE'S SECRETNATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
Whatever they directed, it was in vain to expostulate; fetters, and bread and water, were the sure consequences of resistance.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
It was something unheard of in military tradition, but this was no time to expostulate or object.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, AUGUST 20, 1895VARIOUS
He no longer absolutely refused to comply with my requisition, but condescended to expostulate with me.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
The pitmen used to expostulate with him on these occasions, believing his experiments to be fraught with danger.
LIVES OF THE ENGINEERSSAMUEL SMILES
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPOSTULATE

  • cut down to size
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • detract
  • disapprove of
  • discommend
  • discountenance
  • disesteem
  • disfavor
  • disparage
  • expostulate
  • frown
  • mudsling
  • not go for
  • object
  • pooh-pooh
  • poor mouth
  • protest against
  • put down
  • rip
  • run down
  • take dim view of
  • take down
  • take exception to
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