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Scorn of that lie—as he conceived it—rang in the heavy, hectoring voice.

Nancy was hectoring it over him and pulling him about to make him presentable.

Even in such an hour as this the habit of hectoring cruelty remained him.

He laughed as Swope struck out at him, and continued his hectoring banter.

Odi profanum vulgus, I hate your swearing and hectoring fellows.

They were irritating, hectoring, worrying, frantic messages.

Mrs. Morel shifted in her chair, angry with him for his hectoring.

Never you mind,” said Melun in a hectoring voice, “it is my affair, and not yours.

Among his listeners was a Jew who was annoyed with his “hectoring.”

I shouldn't love and respect him as I do if he would submit to this hectoring.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Hector (n.), in reference to his encouragement of his fellow Trojans to keep up the fight. Related: Hectored; hectoring.

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