Definition of protestation
: the act of protesting : a solemn declaration or avowal
Examples of protestation in a Sentence
Despite his protestations to the contrary, he appears to be guilty.
the governor went on television to make a passionate protestation of his innocence in the bribery scandal
Recent Examples of protestation from the Web
With the likes of Pokemon soon to be appearing on Switch, Nintendo's latest console is clearly the future for handhelds, despite its protestation otherwise.
The girl stated that despite her protestations, Bell fondled her, kissed her body, pulled her clothes down and raped her.
This meet-cute moment leads to a one-night stand that, despite their protestations, inevitably leads to a serious relationship.
Yet his protestations that these very limited public statements represent full vindication are exaggerated unto dishonesty.
The Gulls’ success gives credence to Ferguson’s protestation.
Two pitches later, Avisaíl García hit a line drive off Miley’s thigh, and his protestations were denied.
The federal judge overseeing a controversial lawsuit against Northern Kentucky University over the school's handling of an on-campus sexual assault will continue to preside over the case over the protestations of the school.
Some officials also say Oakland fans will begrudgingly follow the Silver-and-Black to the desert despite current protestations.
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Definition of protestation for English Language Learners
: a strong statement that something is true when other people do not believe it is true
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