Now that I have exhausted myself with indignation and protestation, Robert has taken up the same note, which is a comfort.
I smiled, and my eyes must have told her more than any protestation could.
The lad started, and was about to burst into some protestation, but Etienne Rambert imperiously checked him.
The mate sprang into the fore-rigging with an oath of protestation.
His protestation was cut short by the answer of the man himself.
Those who were loud in protestation turned like a summer wind from south to west.
She was sobbing piteously when she ended this protestation, and David comforted her with caresses and tender words.
"I don't believe you," said she, from custom waiting his protestation.
My antagonist waved his hand with an airy gesture of protestation.
All was hubbub, protestation, frightened cries, and hysterical laughter.
mid-14c., "affirmation;" late 14c., "avowal, declaration, assertion," from Old French protestacion "protest, protestation" (13c.) and directly from Latin protestationem (nominative protestatio) "a declaration, protestation," noun of action from past participle stem of protestari (see protest (n.)).