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  • 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.

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