jeremiad


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a long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation

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a long and mournful complaint

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jeremiad, mixing religious sentiments of the Old Testament with the
Regardless of perspective, however, the rhetoric of these narratives shows the same "commercial jeremiad" ferocity and values as were used to condemn the trans-Atlantic trade in African natives.
THE JEREMIAD WAS A STURDY PLANT, with a long life ahead of it.
"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds," wrote Aldo Leopold in "The Round River--A Parable." Knowing what is at stake, knowing what has been lost, knowing what stands to be lost, the environmentalist is inevitably drawn toward jeremiad; it is easy to look on the parts we have thrown Out or allowed to expire, and then to despair, and then to rage.
In Samson Agonistes and Of True Religion Milton complicates the jeremiad mode by focusing on the Chorus's misreading of God's punishment of Samson and the Philistines.
The unhappy aspects of his prophecy have given rise to the noun jeremiad, a prolonged lamentation or complaint, or a cautionary or angry harangue.
And justly so, for while after Miller's untimely death in 1963 most scholars, whatever their ambitions, essentially wrote lengthy footnotes to Miller, Bercovitch, particularly in his American Jeremiad (1978), directly challenged Miller's understanding of Puritanism, and with enough intellectual firepower to be taken seriously.(1) Further, Bercovitch's influence now occupies more and more scholars outside literature departments.
The stemwinder included a jeremiad against windmills, praise for campaign manager Brad Parscale for being so tall and a long riff on Hillary Clinton's email practices, resulting in a brief "lock her up" chant.
There is also the "jeremiad," which refers to the biblical account of Jeremiah, who urged sinners to repent before the imminent end of the world.
Dennis, mad at pews' use, jeremiads at "iron" Essenes' senoritas 'd aim: "Ere Jesus wept, Adam sinned!..." The chief difficulty met with here is that any palindromization of this passage will require a suitable word beginning jere--in order to work, and if one discounts the nickname Jere (which I disfavor on account of its infrequency), there are only a few such words available, none promising; e.g., Jeremiah, jeremiad, jeremian, Jeremy (usable with--nym words such as eponym) and Jerez.
Buckley Jr., founder of National Review, which published Frum's jeremiad against antiwar conservatives, arrived at this conclusion 10 years earlier: "With the benefit of minute hindsight, Saddam Hussein wasn't the kind of extraterritorial menace that was assumed by the administration one year ago.
Burke, 1984) in the form of a jeremiad (Bercovitch, 2012).
OUT AND ABOUT: James Bridle (pictured) isn't just a purveyor of the armchair jeremiad, who sits there blowing filter bubbles -- he does fieldwork as well on our hideous and looming fate, says the author.
on one end of the intergenerational divide, and by Stokely Carmichael's emerging and fervent cry of "Black Power" on the other, the highly gifted scholar of religion Terrance Johnson brings a substantial clarity of intellect to Barack Obama's political inheritance and refashioning of the spirit of the American Jeremiad.
"A chaotic jeremiad marked by overwrought metaphor" - Critic Oliver Kamm's assessment of the new book on grammar by Sir Harold Evans, former editor of The Times, urging the publishers to withdraw it from sale.