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Synonyms for remonstrance

the act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition

Synonyms for remonstrance

the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

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She therefore altered her resolution; and, having hired horses to go a week's journey a way which she did not intend to travel, she again set forward after a light refreshment, contrary to the desire and earnest entreaties of her maid, and to the no less vehement remonstrances of Mrs Whitefield, who, from good breeding, or perhaps from good nature (for the poor young lady appeared much fatigued), pressed her very heartily to stay that evening at Gloucester.
Deigning no other than a practical answer to this remonstrance, Mr Quilp raised the hot saucepan to his lips, and deliberately drank off all the spirit it contained, which might have been in quantity about half a pint, and had been but a moment before, when he took it off the fire, bubbling and hissing fiercely.
This remonstrance was made as the batteau arrived close to the place where the deer was struggling with the water, his back now rising to the surface, now sinking beneath it, as the waves curled from his neck, the animal still sustaining itself nobly against the odds,
Before I could utter a word of remonstrance, I felt a shooting pain in my inside, and a demoniacal laugh seemed to issue from within me.
Passepartout, desirous of respecting the gentleman whom he served, ventured a mild remonstrance on such conduct; which, being ill-received, he took his leave.
It was impossible to threaten a man who, though he possessed the language perfectly, seemed incapable of understanding any phrase pronounced in a tone of remonstrance or discontent.
I was about to reply, notwithstanding my previous resolutions, with some remonstrance against his impiety, when I heard, close at my elbow, a slight cough, which sounded very much like the ejaculation "ahem
So, whether I am waiting for a hostile message, or an assignation, or a penitent remonstrance, or an impromptu wrestle with my friend Bounderby in the Lancashire manner - which would seem as likely as anything else in the present state of affairs - I'll dine,' said Mr.
If she had asserted any influence over him beyond her plain faith in the truth and right of what she said; if she had concealed the least doubt or irresolution, or had harboured for the best purpose any reserve or pretence; if she had shown, or felt, the lightest trace of any sensitiveness to his ridicule or his astonishment, or any remonstrance he might offer; he would have carried it against her at this point.
I hope to die," said the youth, pitching his tones to the key of angry remonstrance.
Why have we become King Lear's 'men of stones', when our remonstrances are that 'heaven's vaults should crack'?
Children, unable to remain quiet for more than a few minutes, chased noisily round the bandstand, heedless of harassed parents' warnings and remonstrances.
Perhaps more damagingly, while ignoring remonstrances from Brussels, the AKP government also assures its supporters at home that it sees the EU as a "divisive" force, even one that "supports terror"; it tells its bedrock that this is part of what it is fighting against.
Some of their voices have been loud even against sending remonstrances to rulers.
A few supporting characters complete this colorful bunch: Gabriel (Jeremie Elkaim) whose eloquence and sophistication cause him to be the butt of his teammates' jokes; Mathieu (Nicolas Devauchelle) the hopeless romantic in search for the love of his life; his team partner Chrys (Karole Rocher) who shares a questionably platonic relationship with Mathieu; Sue Ellen (Emmanuelle Bercot) the sensuous good-natured lesbian; and finally, Nora (Naidra Ayadi) the go-to for any Arab-related incidents who will snap out in fiery Franco-Arabic remonstrances faster than you can take cover.