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chide


She constantly chides me for my grammar.
  to tell someone they have done wrong — typically in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
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  • She constantly chides me for my grammar.
  • I need to find an exercise buddy who will chide me when I skip a day.
  • As thus he strode along in anger, putting together the words he would use to chide Little John,
    Howard Pyle  --  The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • I will no further chide you.
    Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night

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  • O, what a beast was I to chide at him!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • "Never question a gift," Hermes chided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Now I but chide, but I should use thee worse;
    For thou, I fear, hast given me cause to curse.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • She puts her tongue a little in her heart,
    And chides with thinking.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Don’t get ahead of yourself, she chided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "Husband, we talked about this," Persephone chided. "You can’t go around incinerating every hero.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • "Frederick," she chided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • ...it whined softly, then flattened its ears down in anticipation of being chidden by the man.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • And let our hearts, as subtle masters do,
    Stir up their servants to an act of rage,
    And after seem to chide ’em.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • I am so far from granting thy request
    That I despise thee for thy wrongful suit, And by and by intend to chide myself
    Even for this time I spend in talking to thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • I had rather hear you chide than this man woo.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • You told Lath you’d take it to her, Elias, a voice chides me.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The nurse is no longer standing at the door—she’s chiding the principal for how he’s handling this situation.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Finally, there was Amy, that voice that had made its home in my ear for half a decade, my wife’s voice, but now it wasn’t chiding, it was sweet again.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • "You’re thinking again," he chided.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • As I remembered that fact, I chided myself.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • "Don’t use that language, Cassie," he chided me.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "You really should learn yoga with us," she gently chided me.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Sometimes, in that smile, he thought he could see a trace of loneliness, even as he chided himself for imagining something that probably wasn’t there.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • "Bast," Kvothe chided, seemingly too quiet to be heard.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Her bossy nasal voice made her sound like she was chiding a playmate in a game of make-believe.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Celaena chided, concealing her wicked amusement beneath a giggle.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • She could chide herself for her silly infatuation with a dullard.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • "If it isn’t one thing, it’s another," chided the minister.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Then, thrusting his arm around Stacey’s shoulders, he chided, "Friends gotta trust each other, Stacey, ’em ain’t nothin’ like a true friend."
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • "Yyouu arre sstill verry yyoungg," Mrs Which said, her voice faintly chiding.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • It wasn’t even the humiliation of her mother chiding her about the "twin" costume (in front of everybody) and sending her back to their apartment to change clothes.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • His eyes followed the children playing in the yard—Petey tussling with Tommy, Elise pulling them apart and chiding them in her thin, bossy voice.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • "That’s too much," Cristian chided.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • At meals they chide younger children for admiring anything foreign: a British car advertisement, a French picture book.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She mentally chided herself.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "But I can’t tell you for free," she said in a chiding tone.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I mean surely," he said, in a chiding tone, putting down his fork, "surely you didn’t think no one would put it together?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He turns a chiding eye on him.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Calm down, he chided himself, embarrassed.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • "I saw you and me," she said in a chiding tone.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • She chided herself for feeling paranoid and immature, but she couldn’t help it.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • My mother’s acute senses sometimes surprise me, but now they chide me.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • "Oh Eugenia," Mother chides and pats my hand.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • "Colin," I chide.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • "Is this him?" someone with long blond hair chided.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Adam chided me after one show.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Natasha, flushed and eager, seeing her mother in prayer, suddenly checked her rush, half sat down, and unconsciously put out her tongue as if chiding herself.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Tita didn’t know whether to chide or thank Gertrudis for her interference.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • ’I still can’t hear you,’ Aaxfy chided.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "So close to your own destruction, little hero," the voice of Kronos chided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
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