remonstrance

Definitions

  • THE REMONSTRANCE
    THE REMONSTRANCE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n remonstrance the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Remonstrance A pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration.
    • Remonstrance Earnest presentation of reason in opposition to something; protest; expostulation.
    • Remonstrance (R.C.Ch) Same as Monstrance.
    • Remonstrance The act of remonstrating
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n remonstrance The act of remonstrating; demonstration; manifestation; show; exhibit; statement; representation.
    • n remonstrance The act of remonstrating; expostulation; strong representation of reasons, or statement of facts and reasons, against something complained of or opposed; hence, a paper containing such a representation or statement.
    • n remonstrance In the Roman Catholic Church, same as monstrance.
    • n remonstrance In eccles. hist, a document consisting of five articles expressing the points of divergence of the Dutch Arminians (Remonstrants) from strict Calvinism, presented to the states of Holland and West Friesland in 1610.
    • n remonstrance Synonyms Protest. See censure, v.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Remonstrance rē-mon′strans strong statement of reasons against an act: expostulation
    • n Remonstrance one who remonstrates
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. remonstrance, F. remonstrance,. See Remonstrate

Usage

In literature:

Governor Treat, the presiding officer of the Assembly, addressed Sir Edmund in tones of remonstrance and entreaty.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
His supporters remonstrated without result.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Were his remonstrances successful?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
More drastic action was necessary if vague remonstrance was to be translated into fruitful action.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
I thank you for the communication of the remonstrance against the assessment.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I must entreat you, therefore, to avail yourself of every occasion of friendly remonstrance on this subject.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Luther remonstrated, for it was not then the custom for all priests to preach.
"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss
He took them without any remonstrance.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Remonstrance = averto, kontrauxdiro.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
The remonstrances of both were in vain.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
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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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