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rebuke
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.
  • I know not that I especially needed the lesson, either in the way of warning or rebuke; but at any rate, I learned it thoroughly: nor, it gives me pleasure to reflect, did the truth, as it came home to my perception, ever cost me a pang, or require to be thrown off in a sigh.
  • They fancied him the mouth-piece of Heaven’s messages of wisdom, and rebuke, and love.
  • The frown, the harsh rebuke, the frequent application of the rod, enjoined by Scriptural authority, were used, not merely in the way of punishment for actual offences, but as a wholesome regimen for the growth and promotion of all childish virtues.

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  • She was stung by the rebuke.
  • Jesus rebuked Peter, stating "all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
    Jesus - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus(retrieved 05/20/06)

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