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moralize about someone or something

to utter moral platitudes about someone or something. There is no point in moralizing about Carlo. He can't be changed. Why are you moralizing about the election? The people are always right.
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In episodes that never moralize or talk down to kids, Arthur and his friends encounter the joys and difficulties that all kids experience and manage to handle each situation with imagination, kindness, and a lot of humor.
In art, there's always an attempt to moralize after the fact, to resolve and make it legible.
She refers several times to biting criticisms she received from persons who later felt free from a comfortable distance to criticize and even moralize about her behavior during captivity.
This is just an intelligent way to recognize the realities of the way things are and not have the government moralize from Sacramento or county hall,'' Yaroslavsky said.
Unlike Americans, the French did not moralize about weight-loss.
Most libertarians I know moralize a great deal about such evils as force, fraud, coercion, oppression, and tyranny, and most would sympathize with the "live and let live" formulation, but most would also be likely to insist on a clarification of the vague, dodgy language about "the public's right to uphold moral standards.
Even stranger, Clark makes a cameo appearance in Bully as paterfamilias to a house of boys, taking the brief role as an opportunity to moralize, something he never does in his photographs.
Her refusal to moralize in Eichmann in Jerusalem conveyed stylistically as well as philosophically "the banality of evil," withholding the textual Valium of righteous indignation from the Jewess point of view.
I don't want to have to moralize my pleasure in order for it to pass muster.
Taken together this evidence reveals how the British of the late eighteenth century conceived of "mourning as a process that generates, perpetuates, and moralizes social relations.
In examining the coverage of the Ripper case in the French press Leps moralizes that "had the events been apprehended dialectically as part of broader social, economic, and political conflicts taking place in industrial societies, French readers could have been implicated in rather than diverted by, the crimes.