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remonstrate (with someone) (about someone or something)

to protest to someone about someone or something. After remonstrating with the manager about the price for a while, Vernon left quietly. I spent an hour remonstrating about Ted with Alice.
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Philander," remonstrated Professor Porter; "it is most unbeseeming in you to submit to such indignities.
While she thus remonstrated, I took up a book, and laying it open on the table before me, pretended to be deeply absorbed in its perusal, for I was equally unable to justify myself and unwilling to acknowledge my errors; and I wished to have nothing to say on the matter.
The doctor remonstrated to him privately concerning this behaviour, but could obtain no other satisfaction than the following plain declaration: "If you dislike anything in my brother's house, sir, you know you are at liberty to quit it.
But, Pollyanna, Pollyanna," remonstrated Miss Polly.
I remonstrated gently, "true greatness and true courage are ever modest.
My dear Rachel," she remonstrated, "you have really no right to say that
Gradgrind usually improved these occasions by remarking, when she was gone, that if Jupe had been properly trained from an early age she would have remonstrated to herself on sound principles the baselessness of these fantastic hopes.
I remonstrated with you,' she began again, 'because--'
He has taken the matter so much to heart that he has remonstrated (in my presence he remonstrated) with Mr Eugene Wrayburn, if that be the name.
Nay, nay, my dear Sir,' remonstrated the little attorney, seizing him by the button.
During a visit to her Savile invited patients to take sitting on his knee photographs were Mersey Care's Savile file said"Whilst she was sitting his knee, he put his on her thigh and it upwards, her intimate "She remonstrated with him, screaming in - protest and - as a result - was isolated by staff when she tried to explain what had happened to her.
After the next delivery, Dhawan came in from his fielding position and aggressively remonstrated with Warner, stopping the game in the process.
A COWARDLY thug attacked a woman in the street, knocking out one of her teeth and kicked another woman to the head when she remonstrated with him has been jailed.
Two men aged 22 and 29 remonstrated with him and the victim received a four-inch gash to his head as well as a fractured cheekbone.
A man aged in his 60s remonstrated with him about the volume, and then slapped him across the side of the face.