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  • I reproach myself bitterly for it sometimes.
  • Even Schneider reproached me.
  • You begin by promising that there are to be no reproaches or insinuations or questions, and here you are beginning them at once.
  • You are pleased to reproach me, your excellency, but what if I prove that I am right after all?
  • I felt I could not speak in that Bedlam, or I should have been tempted to cry out, when she reproached me, that she herself was my best justification.
  • The wretched Platon, who had almost died since yesterday of the reproaches showered upon him, wept on my shoulder.
  • I should like to know who can reproach Nastasia Philipovna, or who can say a word of any kind against her.
  • The prince was now addressing Nastasia, in a tone of reproach, which evidently came from his very heart.
  • The surprise of the general’s imagination fell very flat, for she at once began to address him in terms of reproach.
  • "And you’ll never reproach me with it?"
  • You aren’t afraid, I know; but I should always be afraid that I had ruined you, and that you would reproach me for it.
  • The prince grew pale as death; he gazed into Gania’s eyes with a strange, wild, reproachful look; his lips trembled and vainly endeavoured to form some words; then his mouth twisted into an incongruous smile.
  • But he reproached himself bitterly for such a thought, and felt as if he should die of shame if it were discovered.
  • When you feel that your conscience reproaches you a little less, come over to me and we’ll have a talk about the past!
  • "Well, let me at least embrace you and say goodbye, you strange fellow!" cried the prince, looking with gentle reproach at Rogojin, and advancing towards him.
  • Well, I bet now," he continued with an hysterical laugh, "that Burdovsky will accuse you of indelicacy, and reproach you with a want of respect for his mother!
  • In short, the conclusion may be drawn that, in spite of all appearances, Mr. Burdovsky is a man of irreproachable character, and thus the prince can all the more readily offer him his friendship, and the assistance of which he spoke just now….
  • As usual the prince reproached himself, and had expected punishment, but he was inwardly convinced that Lizabetha Prokofievna could not be seriously angry with him, and that she probably was more angry with herself.
  • Oh yes! she reproached me dreadfully in anger; and suffered herself, too!
  • Remorse then seized him; he threw up his post, and buried himself in self-torment and reproach.
  • Examining the depths of her conscience, she found nothing to reproach herself with, and this still further strengthened her in her designs.
  • "And you won’t reproach me for all these rude words of mine—some day—afterwards?" she asked, of a sudden.
  • He tried to reproach himself for the laughing fit, but eventually concluded that he needn’t do so, since in spite of it he was truly sorry for the old man.
  • Then, on the very day of your arrival, they tell you a sad story of an ill-used woman; they tell YOU, a knight, pure and without reproach, this tale of a poor woman!
  • He was not astonished, for instance, to see her now so impatient to marry him—she who formerly had wept with rage and hurled curses and reproaches at him if he mentioned marriage!
  • He could bear it no longer, and with a look of entreaty, mingled with reproach, he addressed Aglaya, pointing to Nastasia the while: "How can you?" he murmured; "she is so unhappy."
  • Besides insulting Burdovsky with the supposition, made in the presence of witnesses, that he was suffering from the complaint for which he had himself been treated in Switzerland, he reproached himself with the grossest indelicacy in having offered him the ten thousand roubles before everyone.
  • The end of the episode was that when Aglaya saw her mother and sisters crying over her and not uttering a word of reproach, she had flung herself into their arms and gone straight home with them.
  • No sooner did he detect the slightest appearance of complaining, or weeping, or reproaching, than he would smile at her kindly, and begin stroking her hair and her cheeks, soothing and consoling her once more, as if she were a child.
  • Well, I can understand that if I were to make an attempt upon my own life while in the enjoyment of full health and vigour—my life which might have been ’useful,’ etc., etc.—morality might reproach me, according to the old routine, for disposing of my life without permission—or whatever its tenet may be.
  • And I can’t understand how anyone can be so I won’t say CRUEL, because the word would be humiliating to myself, but we’ll say childishly vain and revengeful, as to REPROACH me with this confession, and use it as a weapon against me.
  • "I was not angry when I spoke; I wasn’t reproaching Gania.
  • You are very cruel!" he added suddenly, regarding them all with mournful reproach.
  • " ’And to think that you are to be cut off from life!’ remarked Bachmatoff, in a tone of reproach, as though he would like to find someone to pitch into on my account.
  • Nina Alexandrovna—seeing his sincerity of feeling—said at last, and without the faintest suspicion of reproach in her voice: "Come, come—don’t cry!
  • Now and then I was able to persuade her almost to see light around her again; but she would soon fall, once more, into her old tormenting delusions, and would go so far as to reproach me for placing myself on a pedestal above her (I never had an idea of such a thing!

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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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