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expostulation

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] expostulāre (expostulate) from ex- + postulāre (to demand or claim). See expostulate.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
expostulation

Plural
s

expostulation (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate.

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