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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How to use expostulate in a sentence
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.