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reprove
used in Wuthering Heights

8 uses
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Definition to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • Joseph remained to hector over tenants and labourers; and because it was his vocation to be where he had plenty of wickedness to reprove.
    Chapter 8 (24% in)
  • His peevish reproofs wakened in her a naughty delight to provoke him: she was never so happy as when we were all scolding her at once, and she defying us with her bold, saucy look, and her ready words; turning Joseph's religious curses into ridicule, baiting me, and doing just what her father hated most — showing how her pretended insolence, which he thought real, had more power over Heathcliff than his kindness: how the boy would do HER bidding in anything, and HIS only when it suited...
    Chapter 5 (50% in)
  • Catherine supped with her brother and sister-in-law: Joseph and I joined at an unsociable meal, seasoned with reproofs on one side and sauciness on the other.
    Chapter 7 (31% in)
  • And if he reproved her, even by a look, you would have thought it a heart-breaking business: I don't believe he ever did speak a harsh word to her.
    Chapter 18 (7% in)
  • 'Yes, indeed,' responded her reprover.
    Chapter 18 (70% in)
  • The Heights were Heathcliff's land, and he was reproving the poacher.
    Chapter 21 (17% in)
  • I saw she was sorry for his persevering sulkiness and indolence: her conscience reproved her for frightening him off improving himself: she had done it effectually.
    Chapter 32 (59% in)
  • I shook my head reprovingly, and then she blushed and whispered — 'Well! what should I have done, Ellen?
    Chapter 32 (81% in)

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