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How to use berate in a sentence
He sometimes berates the one who remains, stating outright that the other was his favorite.The Father Offers an Unsparing Glimpse into the Trials, and the Mysteries, of Old Age | Stephanie Zacharek | March 26, 2021 | Time
Whoever called it, Overleese’s involvement made some women uncomfortable because he routinely berated women in the office, according to the three women and emails, reviewed by The Post, that one of the women wrote at the time.At Golf Channel, women say, sexism fuels a ‘boys’ club’ culture | Ben Strauss | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
All brands berate us with ads that promise to make us happier, healthier, smarter, and safer.The McDonald’s Commercials That Live in Our Minds, Rent Free | MM Carrigan | December 18, 2020 | Eater
Several of the callers berated Campbell for fighting for the job.Politics Report: What the Dramatic Council President Contest Taught Us | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | December 12, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
He remembered a game in which Ashley Ingram, Navy’s running game coordinator and offensive line coach, was berating the blockers for poor play before Forney stepped in.Ten months after his death, David Forney’s number will be worn again at the Army-Navy game | Kareem Copeland | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Women are berated—and berate themselves—for dressing too sexily.
The old-school way of hating rubes asks us to berate them into giving up their identity out of shame and disgust.From Smarm To Snark, We’re All Soldiers In The War On Obscurity | James Poulos | December 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse.
I'm not saying you should be an aggressive jerk, and berate your friends for thinking negative thoughts.
Rather than berate Mitt for the sin of being rich, he said he wanted a flatter tax so everyone could pay the “Romney rate.”
I overheard him soundly berate a mother who kept her children too much indoors.A Woman's Part in a Revolution | Natalie Harris Hammond
Once in port, they began to berate the Genoese for his foolhardy scheme.
He was sure Mildred and Nan would berate him, but he felt as though there were weights on his feet.The Comings of Cousin Ann | Emma Speed Sampson
Hearing Ed Hall berate a farmer who doubted the practicability of the machine, Steve took him aside and talked to him.Poor White | Sherwood Anderson
Going to one of them, the one who had declared his intention of joining the union, Jim began to berate him.Poor White | Sherwood Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for berate
(tr) to scold harshly
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