I wanted to make Joe less ignorant and common, that he might be worthier of my society and less open to Estella’s reproach.
Joe gave a reproachful cough, as much as to say, "Well, I told you so."
She made it a powerful merit in herself, and a strong reproach against Joe, that she wore this apron so much.
And in his last breath reproached me for stooping to a boor!
Joe looked at me for a single instant with something faintly like reproach.
It was not so much a reproach as an irresistible thinking aloud.
But I was softened by the softened aspect of the man, and felt a touch of reproach.
Yet in the London streets so crowded with people and so brilliantly lighted in the dusk of evening, there were depressing hints of reproaches for that I had put the poor old kitchen at home so far away; and in the dead of night, the footsteps of some incapable impostor of a porter mooning about Barnard’s Inn, under pretence of watching it, fell hollow on my heart.
Upon which my sister fixed me with her eye, and said, in a low reproachful voice, "Do you hear that?
"No, Joseph," said my sister, still in a reproachful manner, while Joe apologetically drew the back of his hand across and across his nose, "you do not yet—though you may not think it—know the case.
"What?" said Estella, preserving her attitude of indifference as she leaned against the great chimney-piece and only moving her eyes; "do you reproach me for being cold?
And couldn’t Uncle Pumblechook, being always considerate and thoughtful for us—though you may not think it, Joseph," in a tone of the deepest reproach, as if he were the most callous of nephews, "then mention this boy, standing Prancing here" —which I solemnly declare I was not doing—"that I have for ever been a willing slave to?"
Still, Mrs. Pocket was in general the object of a queer sort of respectful pity, because she had not married a title; while Mr. Pocket was the object of a queer sort of forgiving reproach, because he had never got one.
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She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
Don’t reproach yourself for things beyond your control.