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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The reasoning with a person earnestly. Earnest and kindly protest.

Usage examples (31)
  • Rarely does expostulation work to change another person's opinions.
  • Noun : In spite of my expostulations, he insisted on driving me home
  • Well, Daddy! said Norah in expostulation – whereat everybody laughed.
  • The Dewan roared; the burden of his expostulation was the word liar. for more
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