Examples from the Web for expostulation
There are thousands for whom a blow is a better thing than expostulation, persuasion, or any sort of kindness.A Rough Shaking|George MacDonald
The first, a very wild and plaintive air, was the expostulation of a girl whose lover has deserted her and married another.At Home And Abroad|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
If now and then he overheard a word of expostulation, he never interpreted it rightly.Pembroke|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
There is no need for your being over anxious about my expostulation.Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
She was so firm and fixed in this that he did not even dare to go on with his expostulation.John Caldigate|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin and History for expostulation
1580s, from Latin expostulationem (nominative expostulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of expostulare (see expostulate).