Word of the Day: Remonstrance


re-mon-strance / rĭ-mŏn-strəns


1. the act or an instance of protesting or dissenting

Conscience is justice’s best minister; it threatens, promises, rewards, and punishes and keeps all under control; the busy must attend to its remonstrances, the most powerful submit to its reproof, and the angry endure its upbraidings.

Mary Wortley Montagu. 1689 – 1762

2. a protest or censure; a rebuke

If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.

From ““Little Foxes: Or, The Insignificant Little Habits which Mar Domestic Happiness” by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811 – 1896