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bi ray ting

  • n  a severe rebuke
    he deserved the berating that the coach gave him
  • v  censure severely or angrily

  • She recently sent a letter out to hundreds of hedge funds berating them for their large fees and for halting client redemptions when funds were down.
  • And they particularly enjoyed life when applause began to greet their berating of the robber barons, president makers, economic royalists, malefactors of great wealth.
  • Ghilarducci, who thinks existing accounts should be grandfathered under any new scheme, says she's still being swamped with email from people berating her for trying to steal their .
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  • Jennifer Harris in
    In a December 2005 lawsuit, Harris accused Portland of "humiliating, berating and ostracizing" her, and claimed she was told that she needed to look "more feminine."
  • Steve Spurrier in Forbes
    I'm not berating the officials, but we learned later the head of officials said, 'Hey, those should've been called,'Spurrier said.
  • Jeffrey E Garten in New York Times
    The irony,Mr. Garten said, "is that most of our partners, after berating us for being irresponsible and greedy, want to return to the era when American consumers supported the world, when we spent too much and saved too little."

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