Usage examples for reprove

  1. Why do you reprove this woman? – Balthasar And Other Works - 1909 by Anatole France
  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. 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
  4. Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  5. 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
  6. He could not reprove the mischief- makers, for they had done nothing really wrong, but he looked at them grimly as he rowed out into the stream. – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells
  7. He did not reprove them for giving Him the honored name of Master, but said, " Come and see." – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Moreover, thinke not that amongst so faire and joyfull Ceremonies, and in so good a company that any person shall abhorre thy ill- favoured and deformed figure, or that any man shall be so hardy, as to blame and reprove thy suddaine restoration to humane shape, wherby they should gather or conceive any sinister opinion: and know thou this of certaine, that the residue of thy life untill the houre of death shall be bound and subject to me! – The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius
  11. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt offerings are continually before me. –  by
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Tell him- ' Enter Countess Ammiani to reprove her for endangering the hopes of the house by fatiguing herself. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The marchioness having listened to the account at first with surprise, and afterwards with indifference, condescended to reprove madame for encouraging superstitious belief in the minds of her young charge. – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  19. He never did it himself and Jimmy had heard him reprove Matthews for doing it. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew