Watch him unleash a magnificent, expletive-ridden rant—and be grateful for the Internet, where this harangue will live forever.
The occasion was a gala dinner during which Pinter began to harangue some unfortunate guest for his political views.
I half-expected him to barnstorm out in riding boots and harangue us, Mussolini-style, underlit from a plinth.
He used to harangue any of the young men in Homs not participating in protests, recalled Moutlak.
Wherefore do not harangue, having kings in thy mouth, nor cast reproaches against them, nor be on the watch for a return.
But just imagine the result if I were to harangue Mademoiselle Bertha in this style!
While they continued to harangue among themselves Daniel stealthily made his escape.
They had scarce even waited for the wind-up of his harangue.
The young men, who had begun to look exceedingly foolish during this harangue, suddenly broke into a chorus of laughter.
But in the harangue from the Rostrum he missed the mark by aiming too high.
mid-15c., arang, Scottish (in English from c.1600), from Middle French harangue (14c.), from Italian aringo "public square, platform," from a Germanic source ultimately from or including Proto-Germanic *ring "circular gathering" (see ring (n.1)). Perhaps it is ultimately from Gothic *hriggs (pronounced "hrings"), with the first -a- inserted to ease Romanic pronunciation of Germanic hr- (cf. hamper (n.)). But Barnhart suggests a Germanic compound, hari-hring "circular gathering," literally "army-ring."
1650s, from French haranguer, from Middle French harangue (see harangue (n.)). Related: Harangued; haranguing.