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reproach
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Crime and Punishment
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  • She made haste to smile, afraid that he might not like the reproach.
  • Her cough choked her—but her reproaches were not without result.
  • She looked at him with unutterable reproach, tried to say something, but could not speak and broke into bitter, bitter sobs, hiding her face in her hands.
  • In that letter she reproached him with great heat and indignation for the baseness of his behaviour in regard to Marfa Petrovna, reminding him that he was the father and head of a family and telling him how infamous it was of him to torment and make unhappy a defenceless girl, unhappy enough already.
  • He reproached the other with being a beggar, with having no standing whatever.
  • The object of his reproaches was sitting in a chair, and had the air of a man who wants dreadfully to sneeze, but can’t.
  • Why, you used to reproach me with breadth!
  • He understood that these feelings really were her secret treasure, which she had kept perhaps for years, perhaps from childhood, while she lived with an unhappy father and a distracted stepmother crazed by grief, in the midst of starving children and unseemly abuse and reproaches.
  • At the last verse "Could not this Man which opened the eyes of the blind…." dropping her voice she passionately reproduced the doubt, the reproach and censure of the blind disbelieving Jews, who in another moment would fall at His feet as though struck by thunder, sobbing and believing….
  • [*] Dostoevsky appears to have forgotten that it is after sunset, and that the last time Raskolnikov visited the police office at two in the afternoon he was reproached for coming too late.
  • "And is it true," Raskolnikov interposed once more suddenly, again in a voice quivering with fury and delight in insulting him, "is it true that you told your _fiancee_…. within an hour of her acceptance, that what pleased you most…. was that she was a beggar…. because it was better to raise a wife from poverty, so that you may have complete control over her, and reproach her with your being her benefactor?"
  • Would you believe that this honest and jealous woman, after many scenes of hysterics and reproaches, condescended to enter into a kind of contract with me which she kept throughout our married life?
  • I flattered her shamelessly, and as soon as I succeeded in getting a pressure of the hand, even a glance from her, I would reproach myself for having snatched it by force, and would declare that she had resisted, so that I could never have gained anything but for my being so unprincipled.
  • (The significance of his reproaches and his peculiar attitude to her shame she had, of course, not noticed either, and that, too, was clear to him.
  • He had on a light grey fashionable loose coat, light summer trousers, and everything about him loose, fashionable and spick and span; his linen was irreproachable, his watch-chain was massive.

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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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