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a loud and demonstrative display of grief, remorse, or the like:
The authorities indulged in a great deal of breast-beating about traffic accidents but failed to pass new driving laws.
characterized by or involving breast-beating.
Contemporary Examples

Violence and Discourse: A Response to Yousef Munayer Don Futterman August 29, 2012

Historical Examples

The Trial of Callista Blake Edgar Pangborn
Before Adam Jack London


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