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  • That fault is not what I am usually reproached with.
  • He had an idea that she would display a talent for mute reproaches, and he was surprised at not finding himself exposed to these silent batteries.
  • He thought a little of offering to take her for a tour in Europe; but he was determined to do this only in case she should seem mutely to reproach him.
  • But she wished that, instead of reproaches, however tender, he would give her help; he was certainly wise enough, and clever enough, to invent some issue from their troubles.
  • A brilliant future, a wider career, a conscience exempt from the reproach of interference between a young lady and her natural rights—these excellent things might be too troublesomely purchased.
  • To visit one’s lover, with tears and reproaches, at his own residence, was an image so agreeable to Mrs. Penniman’s mind that she felt a sort of aesthetic disappointment at its lacking, in this case, the harmonious accompaniments of darkness and storm.

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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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