harangue harangue  /hə ˈræŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
  2. (v) deliver a harangue to; address forcefully

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Usage(s):

  1. They constantly harangue about the futility of war but never miss an opportunity to unleash terror on innocents.
  2. The plea for peace was dignified, never degenerating into a harangue.
  3. Joshua was making too many long distance calls from the office phone so his manager had to harangue him about his lack of sense.

News

  1. Joseph Gerth | Rep. Thomas Massie helped defeat his own hemp amendment when he voted against the farm bill

    The tough thing to figure about Massie is why has stirred the pot on the issue of industrial hemp — going so far as to co-sponsor an amendment to the farm bill that would allow universities to grow hemp, harangue and cajole his colleagues to support his amendment — and then once the House added his amendment to the farm bill, he voted against the underlying legislation.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  2. Word of the Day for Thursday, June 20, 2013

    WORD OF THE DAY harangue ha.rangue h ra Definition: (n) A tirade; a long, blustering, noisy or scolding speech. Example: " . women are more quiet.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

Quotes

  1. "And yet we're having this harangue about it," Grassley said. "Aren't we having a win-win situation in a bipartisan way?"
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Charles Grassley Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "We met with Pacific Steel on Friday, and we said we are pulling this item and you show up with all these people to harangue us," Bates said.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Tom Bates Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "There was no need to harangue her. She just didn't remember something," Ahern said.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Bertie Ahern Source: International Herald Tribune

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