"But, Jim," said an old man with a quavering voice, "I thought that your influence-I mean, your friendship-with Mr. Mouch would insure …. " He stopped, because the others were looking at him severely, in reproof for the breach of an unwritten law: one did not mention a failure of this kind, one did not discuss the mysterious ways of Jim’s powerful friendships or why they had failed him.
Don’t I"-until she heard the cold, reproving voice of the operator say, "Your party does not answer."
Her face did not change, but a fault note in her voice acknowledged him, a note of gentleness, not reproof: "The old maps of the days before the tunnel.
His look of accusation, as he whirled to Rearden, broke against the faintly contemptuous reproof of Rearden’s voice: "That’s no way to guard a building-if this is what you allowed to happen.
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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.