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Examples of jeremiad in a Sentence
a jeremiad against the political apathy shown by so many young people
Recent Examples of jeremiad from the Web
This being the Trump administration, the Korea news had to share billing with the legal jeopardy of the president's lawyer, a jeremiad from the former FBI director and continued speculation about the fate of the special counsel's investigation.
The anti-Trump jeremiads came amid a roiling national debate over the president’s feelings about people of color.
The real virtue of Frum’s jeremiad is its insight into the broadest implications of Trump and Trumpism.
Unlike some recent anti-tech jeremiads (including Keen’s two earlier books), the author portrays our current Internet dystopia in a larger context of human history.
For many Americans, especially those disillusioned with Washington, a jeremiad over the imminent threat to all of America from Mr Trump simply does not ring true.
In a post-election jeremiad in Counterpunch, journalist Paul Street attacked Jones for running an ad that told the story of two Civil War soldiers — one from Alabama, one from Maine — to make a point about togetherness.
DeVos rejected the false dichotomy that insists that the case for school choice rests on jeremiads against traditional public schools.
Both are well-argued and accessible jeremiads against the monolithic impact of the tech giants, though neither definitively lands the case that there is anything that can realistically be done about them.
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Did You Know?
Jeremiah was a naysayer. That Jewish prophet, who lived from about 650 to 570 BC, spent his days lambasting the Hebrews for their false worship and social injustice and denouncing the king for his selfishness, materialism, and inequities. When not calling on his people to quit their wicked ways, he was lamenting his own lot; a portion of the Old Testament's Book of Jeremiah is devoted to his "confessions," a series of lamentations on the hardships endured by a prophet with an unpopular message. Nowadays, English speakers use "Jeremiah" for a pessimistic person and "jeremiad" for the way these Jeremiahs carry on. The word jeremiad was actually borrowed from the French, who coined it as "jérémiade."
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