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Usage examples for reprove

  1. Do you think to reprove mere words, When the speeches of the desperate are as wind? – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  2. A violent dispute here arose between the different warriors as to the cause of this sudden anger of the gods; some contending that it was because they were attacking a Netoppew or friend, and others with equal zeal contending that it was to reprove the slowness of their vengeance. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  3. All he could do is to set the front door so that it would reprove them if they weren't! – The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  4. The host started up at once, and a great number of the host were in confusion, till Medb came to reprove him. – The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge) by Unknown
  5. With what majesty of severity did Samuel reprove Saul, and Nathan David, and Elijah Ahab, and Elisha Jehoram, and Jehu Jehoshaphat! – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  6. For the rest, my dear boy, I have only to request that you will be frank, and I, in my turn, will promise that when I cannot assist, I will never reprove. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. How- how could he profess to reprove another boy on the ground of morality, when he himself said and did things less dangerous perhaps, but equally forbidden? – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  8. Some mothers would have reproved her for the use of the china; some who had not quite the heart to reprove would have said they were sorry she had taken it out. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  9. He never did it himself and Jimmy had heard him reprove Matthews for doing it. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  10. Tell him- ' Enter Countess Ammiani to reprove her for endangering the hopes of the house by fatiguing herself. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  11. As for Mrs Marrot, she was too happy to have her husband at home for a whole day to care much about trifles, nevertheless she felt it her duty to reprove him, lest the children should learn a bad lesson. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. And I will whisper to you that not long since I loved a terrible fellow who made me very unhappy; you will reprove me and close my mouth, and we will agree never to speak of such things." – Child of a Century, v3 by Alfred de Musset
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