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Harangue meaning

harangue - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.
  2. 2. To make an harangue; to declaim.
  3. 3. To address by an harangue.
  4. 4. An oration; address.
  5. 5. To address by a harangue.

harangue - examples of usage

  1. We only quote a part of the substance of the harangue, which was very long, and filled with the most courteous and elegant flourishes; indeed, it is extraordinary how very polite people are when they feel confident that they are saying the most disagreeable things in the world. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. As he concludes this part of his harangue, an amused consciousness steals over him that he has been washing himself very white; and that his self- defence has been principally self- praise- at least, to his listener's ears. - "A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)", Mrs. Sutherland Orr.
  3. He had taken his hat and stood with his gaze for the most part fastened on the carpet, but lifted now and then when directly challenged by the apothecary's harangue. - "Hetty Wesley", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
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