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reprove
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Bleak House
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  • My guardian was assured of it, and never coupled his name with a word of reproof.
  • "Why, you are worse than I thought you," says Mr. Tulkinghorn, muttering reproof to his watch.
  • At last an appointment was made for him to see the Lord Chancellor again in his private room, and there the Lord Chancellor very seriously reproved him for trifling with time and not knowing his mind—"a pretty good joke, I think," said Richard, "from that quarter!

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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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