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reprove
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • "Perhaps it is to tell you that your cousin Fanny is married?" said Mrs. Jennings, without attending to her daughter’s reproof.
  • He was recalled from wit to wisdom, not by any reproof of her’s, but by his own sensibility.
  • —what a reproof would she have given me!
  • Elinor stopped him with a reproof.
  • Here ceased the rapid flow of her self-reproving spirit; and Elinor, impatient to soothe, though too honest to flatter, gave her instantly that praise and support which her frankness and her contrition so well deserved.
  • Then, remembering Colonel Brandon, reproved herself, felt that to HIS sufferings and his constancy far more than to his rival’s, the reward of her sister was due, and wished any thing rather than Mrs. Willoughby’s death.
  • Sir John did not much understand this reproof; but he laughed as heartily as if he did, and then replied, "Ay, you will make conquests enough, I dare say, one way or other.

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  • She’s the kind of boss who reproves in private and praises in public.
  • I don’t want to spoil her, but I don’t have the heart to reprove her.

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