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Synonyms for expostulate

to express opposition, often by argument

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reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

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He was moving towards her to change places, but her terrified expostulation stopped him and he resumed his seat.
asked Ferrier, throwing out his hands in expostulation.
Without further expostulation or delay, Hester Prynne drained the cup, and, at the motion of the man of skill, seated herself on the bed, where the child was sleeping; while he drew the only chair which the room afforded, and took his own seat beside her.
Concluding her address of expostulation in those terms, Miss Garth led Norah to the library door, pushed Magdalen into the morning-room, and went on her own way sternly to the regions of the medicine-chest.
Miss Bingley warmly resented the indignity he had received, in an expostulation with her brother for talking such nonsense.
And then her cooing voice, plaintive in expostulation, disturbed the darkness, the velvet touch of her lips passed over his brow, and he could distinguish in the air the warmth of her breath.
Whereupon Michael would look about the glasses on the table and begin his usual expostulation with the waiter.
Compressed into it is a whole Alexandrian library of thought, feeling, and sentiment--all that can, all that need be urged, in the form of expostulation, entreaty, rebuke, against that crime of crimes,--making man the prop- erty of his fellow-man
Again I collected my energies for a final attempt at expostulation.
In this way, the emphatic shift, which I shall call the "volta," in nearly all of Donne's Expostulations signals the key purpose of the meditatio in the practice of lectio divina.
I allow myself the indulgence once a month of one of those luxuriously photographed books, with rambling expostulations of philosophy and rhapsodies about terroir, and recipes that no one can really cook.
He suggested objects for comparison beyond those already exploited, set up new scenery for his art (writing a sonnet to the pace of his horse, 49), or looked for an argument in English grammar as in sonnet 63 when Astrophel caught Stella with her "no, no" to his love expostulations in a trap of double negation:
The well-documented change of emphasis from a benign to an evil and hostile nature owes to the various dualities already inherent in the initial expostulations of the concept of nature in Leopardi.
The sudden unpremeditated expostulations ("for he is thine
Like Gillian Beer's reading of Daniel Deronda in her influential study, Darwin's Plots, or Levine's expostulations on novels such as Mansfield Park and Little Dorrit, this essay suggests that, when read in the context of nineteenth-century evolutionary writings, Jane Eyre is revealed to be an experiment in evolutionary thought, as Charlotte Bronte not only explores various truths and theories of evolutionary ideas, but presents a text that itself provides literary support for such hypotheses.