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1formal(exclamation)improperio masculinepalabrota feminine
- She let out a long string of oaths and expletives, carefully picking herself up from the floor.
- Instead of a lesson in experimental theatre, they were bombarded with graphic scenes of violence and a non-stop stream of expletives.
- The game remained heated, with the sent-off players voicing their unhappiness on the sidelines and adding to a stream of expletives.
- After spitting out a stream of expletives, the boxer reportedly made a threatening move towards the knot of reporters before members of his entourage grabbed him.
- He asked where the bus was going, lacing his inquiry liberally with four-letter expletives.
- He let out a stream of expletives, loud and angry.
- Stunned, the CEO let loose a stream of expletives and walked out.
- Darren heard the man scream out a stream of expletives towards him.
- She looked exactly like a tiny doll lying there… until a stream of expletives issued from her mouth.
- He had had enough and a stream of expletives raced through his mind as he raced back towards the rest of his band.
- One man in the audience shouted: ‘You're talking about a man's life, Billy’ but the comic reportedly responded with a four-letter expletive.
- While you shout expletives and curse my name, allow me to assure I do remember your suggestion that we promise not to use each others positions to our advantage.
- Connor swore, uttering expletives as they came to mind.
- Such outbursts would not impress the public; expletives and desecrations of electoral oaths would thus remain behind closed doors.
- I still haven't calmed down enough after 48 hours to write a rational critique of the ‘show’ without exposing you, dear reader, to even more expletives.
- Please excuse the expletives, I'm sure you are all aware of how ‘expressive’ men can get when they are watching sporting events and having a few drinks.
- After all is there anything more pathetic than listening to someone peppering his or her conversation with expletives in the belief that they are impressing someone, anyone.
- In the evening, everyone shared one dressing-room, where the air was choking with cigarette smoke and expletives.
- So from waking up and starting the day off with foul expletives, my mood has changed to one of relative happiness.
- While a police captain barked orders through a bullhorn, an angry crowd of 3,000 people shouted back expletives.
2Linguisticspalabra expletiva feminine