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reprimand
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Moby Dick
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  • At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round—thought, upon the whole, he would do so—he ought to—justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.

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  • I was reprimanded for coming to work late again.
  • She was given an official reprimand for mishandling the case.

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