Remonstrant

Definitions

  • THE REMONSTRANCE
    THE REMONSTRANCE
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Remonstrant Inclined or tending to remonstrate; expostulatory; urging reasons in opposition to something.
    • n Remonstrant (Eccl. Hist) One who remonstrates
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • remonstrant Expostulatory; urging strong reasons against an act; inclined or tending to remonstrate.
    • remonstrant Belonging or pertaining to the Arminian party called Remonstrants.
    • n remonstrant One who remonstrates.
    • n remonstrant Specifically One of the Arminians, who formulated their creed (a. d. 1610) in five articles entitled the Remonstrance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Remonstrant inclined to remonstrate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. remonstranc, -antis, p. pr. of remonstrare,: cf. OF. remonstrant, F. remontrant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. re-, again, monstrāre, to point out.

Usage

In literature:

I saw him put his arm around her without remonstrance.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
Dr. West remonstrated most strongly when he found what it was; for Mr. Verner told him in confidence what had been done.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
A voice in Latin was raising loud remonstrance.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
Now and then Sir Roger, looking on with doting, but disapproving eyes, ventured on a feeble remonstrance.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
And then came fresh affectionate remonstrances: 'To-morrow, ah!
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
According to 'The Book of Discipline' he should have remonstrated privately, as Mary told him.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
Good-by, my daughter; I will have neither reply nor remonstrance, nor will I be moved by any argument from this my resolution.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Notwithstanding his remonstrances, they followed his footsteps, and the whole family, in fact, reached her door as Phil uttered the last words.
"Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
There was much dispute; even the chaplain remonstrated; but nothing could bend the iron will of Menendez.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863" by Various
Before he could utter further remonstrance I had severed his bonds and repeated my words of caution.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
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In poetry:

But vain remonstrance, tears, and prayers;
The Count's proud heart could all deride,
For Nature's voice can never melt
The callous bosom fenced by pride.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
Around the house she loves to fare,
And with her rosy tootsies bare,
Pit-pat the floor;
And though remonstrances we make
She presently decides to take
Off something more.
"Strip Teaser" by Robert W Service
Not for such hopes and fears
Annulling youth's brief years,
Do I remonstrate: folly wide the mark!
Rather I prize the doubt
Low kinds exist without,
Finished and finite clods, untroubled by a spark.
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning

In news:

Roberto Mancini remonstrates with officials after the match.
These beginning clauses to the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights are rooted in the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.
A fit clenches him whole, strains his red-combed head into one shrill remonstrance that scythes clean through night's manifold silence.
Those of us who value our privacy have reason to remonstrate against ever-increasing surveillance throughout society.
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