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Involving or of the nature of mutual or counter accusations.‘his habit of rendering love in terms of recriminatory bickering’
- ‘Yet the consequences of her drinking - recriminatory hangovers, neglect of what other people perceive to be her responsibilities, unemployment, petty theft, disease - intervene between Hannah and happiness.’
- ‘Later he usually makes some recriminatory remark against those that kept their seats.’
- ‘When someone gets around to writing the definitive history of the destruction of the environment they'll need to reserve some recriminatory paragraphs for a certain terraced house in Dartmouth Park, north London.’
- ‘The elegant speech has preserved decorum, kept what is evidently a precarious civilized façade in place, and sent the guests to bed in elegiac rather than recriminatory mood.’
- ‘Reinforcing these pressures were the recriminatory voices of returning servicemen.’
- ‘On some occasions, the vocabulary that she employs in her response to Derrida is recriminatory.’
- ‘The outcome, too, is left tantalisingly open: no reconciliations, partner-swappings or recriminatory tantrums.’
- ‘Here, we are prime targets for recriminatory action.’
- ‘Due to fear of a recriminatory reception in Senegal, her editors advised her to adopt a pseudonym.’
- ‘Campbell, who narrates the film in a sad, recriminatory mumble, somehow manages to make the character affecting.’
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