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reprove
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • The old clergyman, nurtured at the rich bosom of the English Church, had a long established and legitimate taste for all good and comfortable things, and however stern he might show himself in the pulpit, or in his public reproof of such transgressions as that of Hester Prynne, still, the genial benevolence of his private life had won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (9% in)

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