verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of Hector
Examples from the Web for hectoring
They thanked him profusely for his public service, apologized for Republican hectoring, and complained about decorum.House Republicans Take on John Koskinen: Scenes From an IRS Sideshow|Tim Mak|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can't imagine those words being spoken by the hectoring Belfort.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs|Jimmy So|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Democrats' didn't get the allegiance of women by hectoring them, by saying take off that apron, GOP housewives, and join us.
Do Not Ask What Good We Do accomplishes in 300 pages what 300 hours of hectoring cable news hosts cannot.Robert Draper Talks New Book Inside the Tea Party House|Claiborne Smith|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
West gained a lot of female fans last July when he sent Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) a hectoring email.
Even in such an hour as this the habit of hectoring cruelty remained him.The Shame of Motley|Raphael Sabatini
She had felt a bracing absence of sex in Pond's hectoring catechism and blunt rejection of her.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Cummins hectoring voice floated across the field just then: All right, my hearties!Full-Back Foster|Ralph Henry Barbour
It would certainly have been different had the challenge come from the hectoring widower.The Twins of Suffering Creek|Ridgwell Cullum
Hot words followed, for the trooper sergeant would stand no hectoring from an equal in rank.An Apache Princess|Charles King
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Word Origin for hector
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Culture definitions for hectoring
In classical mythology, a prince of Troy and the bravest of the Trojan warriors. At the end of the Trojan War (see also Trojan War), Achilles killed Hector and then dragged his body behind a chariot around the walls of Troy.