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reprove
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Arrowsmith
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  • As he lay in his narrow upper bunk at midnight, he saw her eyes, now impertinent, now reproving, now warm with trust in him.
  • The reproofs with which he had planned to crush her vanished.
  • She had often reproved Martin for his inappreciation of Howells, for wearing flannel shirts, and for his failure to hand her down from street-cars in the manner of a fiction hero.
  • After three years on a backwoods football team he still believed with unflinching optimism that he could sterilize young men by administering reproofs, with the nickering of a lady Sunday School teacher and the delicacy of a charging elephant.
  • He was cheerful, but never with the reproving and infuriating cheerfulness of an Ira Hinkley.
  • When Martin said "damn," Clif reproved him with, "Of course I’m only a hick, but I don’t think a lady like the Princess here would like you to cuss."

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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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