verb (used without object), ex·pos·tu·lat·ed, ex·pos·tu·lat·ing.
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Origin of expostulate
OTHER WORDS FROM expostulateex·pos·tu·lat·ing·ly, adverbex·pos·tu·la·tor, nounun·ex·pos·tu·lat·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for expostulate
Situated as we were, we did not feel ourselves at liberty to expostulate against the obvious unreasonableness of their demands.
“Yes,” replied the seamen, unanimously; and Ready knew that it was in vain to expostulate.Masterman Ready|Captain Frederick Marryat
To expostulate with the rebellious house of Israel he was sent.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
And so great had been my surprise over these last acquirements of the captain that until now I had had no breath to expostulate.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
Let us expostulate with these learned sages, these priests of the sacred temple of justice.