They thanked him profusely for his public service, apologized for Republican hectoring, and complained about decorum.
For close to two years now, they've been hectoring you about a Palestinian state.
Do Not Ask What Good We Do accomplishes in 300 pages what 300 hours of hectoring cable news hosts cannot.
Democrats' didn't get the allegiance of women by hectoring them, by saying take off that apron, GOP housewives, and join us.
This is not something that hectoring foreigners can achieve.
He looked at me in such an abject way that for the life of me I couldn't keep up quite the high, hectoring vein I had adopted.
Even in such an hour as this the habit of hectoring cruelty remained him.
Never you mind,” said Melun in a hectoring voice, “it is my affair, and not yours.
He laughed as Swope struck out at him, and continued his hectoring banter.
The popular conception of Jeffrey as a hectoring and blatant opponent of Wordsworth is not substantiated by the review.
late 14c., "a valiant warrior," 1650s as slang for "a blustering, turbulent, pervicacious, noisy fellow" [Johnson], Heck for short, both in reference to the provocative character of Hektor, Trojan hero, oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, in the "Iliad." It represents Greek hektor, literally "holder, stayer;" an agent noun from ekhein "to have, hold, possess" (see scheme). The word was used mid-1600s in reference to London street gangs. As a proper name it is rare in England but used in Scotland to render Gaelic Eachdonn.
1650s, from Hector (n.), in reference to his encouragement of his fellow Trojans to keep up the fight. Related: Hectored; hectoring.