Remonstrants

Definitions

  • THE REMONSTRANCE
    THE REMONSTRANCE
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Remonstrants the Dutch Arminians whose divergence from Calvinism was expressed in five articles in the Remonstrance of 1610
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. re-, again, monstrāre, to point out.

Usage

In literature:

This vindication of his own occasional remonstrances, as well as of Shuffle's, was founded in truth.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
A delegation was sent to the king to remonstrate; Melville was the spokesman.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
When he forced his way into the arbor, therefore, the Deacon paused in his invective and made no remonstrance.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
Lady Harriet remonstrated with her on the subject, but obtained no satisfaction.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
So far as I heard, however, she attempted no remonstrance.
"The Indiscretion of the Duchess" by Anthony Hope
In March 1558, Hamilton courteously remonstrated with Argyll for harbouring Douglas.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
This, the Remonstrants uniformly refused to do.
"The Life of Hugo Grotius" by Charles Butler
For example, in another letter he remonstrates with a correspondent for judging the rich too harshly.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
But this idea of an America judicial, remonstrating, and aloof, led him to a conclusion that scandalised him.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Ralph understood the old man's laconic answers to imply a remonstrance, and he tried again.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
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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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