To cry out upon


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cry out upon to denounce; to censure.
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In literature:

It was because of his known opposition, that his two sons were cried out upon and had to fly for their lives.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
She gave a low cry and knelt upon the grass, her arms out to receive him, and he dashed into them with a yelp of joy.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
Baumgartner subjected them both to a jealous scrutiny, and suddenly cried out upon his own bad memory.
"" by E.W. Hornung
The wild eagerness died out of her features, and lowering her face upon the cold pillow, she began to cry like a child.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
She gave a glad cry as he came up to the velvet divan upon which she reclined, and held out her arms to him.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
Because your merit cries out upon myself, I have been trying to do it away.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
The blow landed upon the young auctioneer's shoulder, and caused him to cry out with pain.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
But suddenly it seemed to him that a wild cry rang out upon the stillness of the night air.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
I was so thinking when, upon a sudden, Mr. Rankeillor cried out, clapped his hand to his pockets, and began to laugh.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He began to cry out, and I sprang upon him again and laid hold of his throat.
"The Blind Mother and The Last Confession" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

And it will suck upon thy heart--
The sorcery within her cry--
Till madness out of thee upstart,
And rage to die.
"Oh, Go Not Out" by Cale Young Rice
“‘T is done,” they cried, “by yonder wight,
Who rides upon the waves;
Let’s wade out to him, through the surf,
And beat him with our staves.”
"Saint Oluf (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Here the huge Earl cried out upon her talk,
As all but empty heart and weariness
And sickly nothing; suddenly seized on her,
And bare her by main violence to the board,
And thrust the dish before her, crying, 'Eat.'
"Geraint And Enid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson