- expostulation (n.)
- 1580s, "action of remonstrating in a friendly manner;" 1590s, "argumentative protest," from Latin expostulationem (nominative expostulatio) "a pressing demand, complaint," noun of action from past participle stem of expostulare "demand urgently" (see expostulate).
- 1. My expostulation ( s ) had no effect.
- 2. In his expostulation he dropped his cleaner hand ( perhaps accidentally , perhaps not ) upon the joker's heart.
- 说话时他那只干净手 有意无意 地落到了那开玩笑的人心口.
来自英汉文学 - 双城记
- 3. I now went into an earnest expostulation with him upon the extravagant length of his report.
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