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reprove
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Babbitt
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  • Ted was leaning back, smoking a cigarette without reproof.
  • You’ve done enough fooling!" he reproved the treacherous soap, and defied the scratchy nail-brush with "Oh, you would, would you!"
  • Mrs. Babbitt reproved, "Rone, I should think you could see and realize that when your father’s all worn out with orating, it’s no time to expect him to explain these complicated subjects.

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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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