verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of Hector
Example sentences from the Web for Hector
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.
McCain's debates were strings of tired GOP talking points, delivered in rather hectoring tone of voice.
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
Such a person is usually hectoring towards his inferiors and servile to those above him.The Great Mogul|Louis Tracy
I choose between a man of courtesy and a silly, hectoring boy.Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
But there was that in the hectoring tone of Gilbert Scarlett which he did not like.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill|John T. McIntyre
He had been sternly prohibited from "hectoring" the little maid, and the prohibition sat heavily upon him.The Brass Bound Box|Evelyn Raymond
He hath a loud and hectoring voice; he assumes, to suit his own purposes, the possession of learning and piety.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
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Cultural definitions for Hector
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.