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  • ’I do not reproach you, father, I make no complaint.
  • His eminently practical friend, on seeing him, stopped also, and gave Louisa a reproachful look that plainly said, ’Behold your Bounderby!’
  • ’You may be certain;’ in the energy of her love she took him to her bosom as if he were a child; ’that I will not reproach you.
  • I don’t reproach you, father.
  • Any capitalist there, who had made sixty thousand pounds out of sixpence, always professed to wonder why the sixty thousand nearest Hands didn’t each make sixty thousand pounds out of sixpence, and more or less reproached them every one for not accomplishing the little feat.
  • What avails it to me that you do not reproach me, if I so bitterly reproach myself!’
  • What avails it to me that you do not reproach me, if I so bitterly reproach myself!’
  • Louisa could not reproach her for her unjust suspicions; she was so faithful to her idea of the man, and so afflicted.
  • ’He shall not, through any act of mine, come back wi’ the unmerited reproach of being brought back.
  • He was touched in the cavity where his heart should have been — in that nest of addled eggs, where the birds of heaven would have lived if they had not been whistled away — by the fervour of this reproach.
  • …and your children’s children yet unborn have set their infant hands and seals, I propose to you on the part of the United Aggregate Tribunal, ever watchful for your welfare, ever zealous for your benefit, that this meeting does Resolve: That Stephen Blackpool, weaver, referred to in this placard, having been already solemnly disowned by the community of Coketown Hands, the same are free from the shame of his misdeeds, and cannot as a class be reproached with his dishonest actions!’

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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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