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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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reprove
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • A soft peal of mirthless laughter escaped from his lips and, bending down as before, he struck Stephen lightly across the calf of the leg with his cane, as if in jesting reproof.
  • The squat student looked at him seriously and shook his umbrella gently and reprovingly.

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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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