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Berating   /bɪrˈeɪtɪŋ/   Listen

A severe rebuke.  Synonym: blowing up.

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"Berating" Quotes from Famous Books

... clattered over the back trail, Trevison running after it. He reached Nigger, flung himself into the saddle, and raced after Levins, who was already far down the level, following Rosalind's horse. At a turn in the butte he came upon them both, their horses halted, the girl berating Levins, the ...
— 'Firebrand' Trevison • Charles Alden Seltzer

... little, and Carol bustled him off to bed, sure he was catching a brand new cold, and berating herself roundly for allowing this foolish angel of hers to get a chill ...
— Sunny Slopes • Ethel Hueston

... and tender women were not moved by things like these! Then I bethought myself that it must be because I had not spoken aright. No doubt I had put the case badly. They were angry because they thought I was berating them, when God knew I was merely thinking of the horror of the fact without any attempt to assign ...
— Looking Backward - 2000-1887 • Edward Bellamy

... in the hall this morning berating him as the laziest vagabond that ever breathed, ...
— Cupid's Middleman • Edward B. Lent

... mechanical advances of his time. However successful he became as a wheat farmer, he never escaped the trials and grief caused by those middlemen, his agents. In 1767 he wrote a nine-page letter roundly berating Carlyle and Adam for the destruction of his bags and for delay in paying him for ...
— Seaport in Virginia - George Washington's Alexandria • Gay Montague Moore

... virulently, the strength of his own position compared with Wotan's, in whose hand that spear of his must fly to pieces should he break a covenant established as sacred by the runes carved on its shaft. Wanderer, a shade weary of such a berating, yet losing little of his placidity, retorts: "Not through any runes of truth to covenants did my spear bind you, malignant, to me; you my spear forces to bow before me by its strength; I carefully keep it therefore for purposes of war." "How haughtily do you threaten in your ...
— The Wagnerian Romances • Gertrude Hall

... door into the steaming kitchen Hiram saw a huge black woman waddling about the range, and heard her husky voice berating Sister for not moving faster. Chloe only appeared when a catastrophe happened at the boarding-house—and a catastrophe meant the removal of Mrs. ...
— Hiram The Young Farmer • Burbank L. Todd

... boats were sent out to inquire if the Iroquois desired to fight, to which they replied that they wanted nothing so much, and, as it was now dark, at sunrise the next morning they would give them battle. The whole night was spent by both parties in loud and tumultuous boasting, berating each other in the roundest terms which their savage vocabulary could furnish, insultingly charging each other with cowardice and weakness, and declaring that they would prove the truth of their assertions to their ...
— Voyages of Samuel de Champlain, Vol. 1 • Samuel de Champlain

Words linked to "Berating" :   reprehension, reproval, reprimand, rebuke, blowing up, reproof

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