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upbraid
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Moby Dick
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  • Very often do the captains of such ships take those absent-minded young philosophers to task, upbraiding them with not feeling sufficient "interest" in the voyage; half-hinting that they are so hopelessly lost to all honourable ambition, as that in their secret souls they would rather not see whales than otherwise.

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  • He will be upbraided.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She upbraided herself for the sentiment, but could not overcome or lessen it.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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