Remonstrative

Definitions

  • THE REMONSTRANCE
    THE REMONSTRANCE
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Remonstrative Having the character of a remonstrance; expressing remonstrance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • remonstrative Of, belonging to, or characterized by remonstrance; expostulatory; remonstrant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Remonstrative expostulatory
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The most lucid arguments and the most earnest remonstrances were all in vain.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
The son of Sweyn began to remonstrate, but the Earl cut him short.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In vain had Dalibard remonstrated, conjured up dangers, and asked at least to accompany him.
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Perhaps I may be able to back your own remonstrances.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She could have remonstrated with the father, though not with the husband.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Mountjoy gently, very gently, remonstrated.
"Blind Love" by Wilkie Collins
Mrs. Gallilee tried gentle remonstrance.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
Say Catharine will never vex him more by her remonstrances, but that she will never forget him in her prayers.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
He had tried to remonstrate several times on the lad's desertion of chapel and Sunday school, but to no purpose.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But the Father held him a while in playful remonstrance.
"The Christian A Story" 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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