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Definition a criticism; or to express criticism
  • She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
reproached = criticized
  • Don't reproach yourself for things beyond your control.
  • reproach = a criticism; or to criticize
  • As a representative of the school, my actions must be beyond reproach.
  • The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
  • As she stood before me on the porch, I could see the exhaustion in her face, and all the words of reproach I'd been rehearsing drained away.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • reproach = criticism
  • never any more did he reproach himself for feelings that were natural and sincere.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • reproach = criticize
  • He bitterly regretted his foolishness, and reproached himself for weakness of will; for he now perceived that in putting on the Ring he obeyed not his own desire but the commanding wish of his enemies.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • reproached = criticized
  • There was no higher praise for her; no higher reproach for me.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • reproach = criticism
  • In the middle of the letter, for example, he reproached himself for complaining too much:
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • reproached = criticized
  • Sometimes I would go to see my parents, but seldom, since there was so much to be done in my own home; and my mother, knowing this, did not reproach me for the long intervals between my visits.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • reproach = criticize
  • I have not come here to reproach you.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • reproach = criticize
  • But the reproach was the unendurable thing; the one thing worse than parting with her was, that she should feel he had acted unworthily toward her.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • reproach = criticism
  • No, Anne, we have done nothing to deserve such a reproach!
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • reproach = criticism
  • His daughter Barbara was reproaching him for writing ridiculous letters to the newspapers.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • reproaching = criticizing
  • But he didn't sound reproachful; he simply wanted to know.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • reproachful = full of criticism
  • I know that you're bound to reproach me - but before you do take into consideration - you left!
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • reproach = criticize
  • He stares at Moushumi as he says it, but she's too drunk to absorb his reproach.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • reproach = expression of criticism
  • Anything might be bearable rather than such reproaches.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • reproaches = criticisms
  • He reproached Philip for laziness, asked him when he was going to start work,
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • reproached = criticized
  • He was very kind, forgave her readily, and did not utter one reproach, but Meg knew that she had done and said a thing which would not be forgotten soon,
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism

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