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He blustered and hectored as of old—gave his days to field sports—his evenings for the most part to billiards and tobacco.
MOUNT ROYAL, VOLUME 3 OF 3MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
Did she think she was goin' to stay there and be hectored, while he was round?
I'm sick of being hectored by a coach who never was an oar, and a stroke who knows about as much about rowing as my grandmother.
But I'm not going to be hectored and pressed to act hastily on a one-sided second or third hand statement.
THE HALL AND THE GRANGEARCHIBALD MARSHALL
She resented being hectored in the middle of the night by that "wizzening little stick of a man."
SHADOWS OF FLAMESAMELIE RIVES
Sophy obeyed the stern voice of Mammy Nan, from the instinct of a hectored childhood.
SHADOWS OF FLAMESAMELIE RIVES
But he is not too small to be hectored by the sparrows, and I have before now been amused at the encounter.
BIRDS IN THE BUSHBRADFORD TORREY
Monday, 20th, he was affronted by Mr. Vernon; Tuesday, he hectored him.
She would not stay with him—to be bullied and hectored and ordered about by him and his sister.
MRS. DORRIMAN, VOLUME 1 OF 3JULIE BOSVILLE CHETWYND
They were often illiterate, and they bullied and hectored the people whom they tried.
JIM DAVISJOHN MASEFIELD

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machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION