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She was stung by the rebuke.
  criticize severely; or such criticism
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  • She was stung by the rebuke.
  • Jesus rebuked Peter, stating "all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
    Jesus - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • all that had been mocked and rebuked by the bloodspill in her backyard.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • But Sylvia does not speak after all, though the old grandmother fretfully rebukes her, and the young man’s kind, appealing eyes are looking straight in her own.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron

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  • Minho actually recoiled at the harsh rebuke, but his face seemed more confused to Thomas than hurt or angry.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I would not judge nor rebuke them.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • Go doled out some solitaire cards, the steady slap of them on the table a rebuke.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Mark expected Alec to retaliate or defend himself, but he appeared humbled by the rebuke.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • None of these women rebuked me—most of them had been intimately involved in the drug business themselves.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The pilot grimaced as if he were a small boy who had been justly rebuked for an impertinence.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • His rough accent made it hard for me to tell if he was rebuking the older student, but his dark Cealdish face showed definite reproach.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Why, Judith," Mercy rebuked her gently.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Contrary to Mrs. Scatcherd’s expectations—or perhaps in response to her rebuke—we are a quiet lot, even the older boys.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • A thirty-three-year-old Irish-born carpenter, a private in the 28th Massachusetts of the famous Irish Brigade, angrily rebuked both his wife in Boston and his father-in-law back in Ireland for questioning his judgment in fighting for the Black Republican Lincoln administration.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I had felt rebuked by what he had said about not showing him things, and I wasn’t going to take the lead in conversation.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Indeed, Jerzy Rawicz, the Polish editor of Hoss’s autobiography, himself a survivor of Auschwitz, has the wisdom to rebuke his fellow prisoners for the depositions they had made charging Hoss with beatings and torture.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • If it gets on her nerves enough, she will do the dishes herself, which is intended to be a rebuke.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "I hope you haven’t been misusing that shoulder," I said in the rebuking voice of a hospital Matron.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • If I couldn’t trust him, then when we got back to town, I could be facing maximum rebuke.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Piggy gave up the attempt to rebuke Ralph.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • It was enough to make Ona’s father rise up out of his grave to rebuke her!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • She began to rebuke herself.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • And when he did this he saw that his father was pleased, and no longer rebuked him or beat him.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • One did not rebuke Mitchell Layton on this subject; one did not rebuke Mitchell Layton on any subject.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • DEMETRIUS O, why rebuke you him that loves you so?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Adam blanches at this sudden reality check and Brooke raises her eyebrows in a stern rebuke.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Still, a part of my mind—the one that says what we don’t want to hear—rebuked me.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The man, somewhat crest-fallen by the rebuke he had received, repeated what the concierge had said.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Judge rebuked him.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Loud acclamations hailed this rebuke.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • She didn’t want another rebuke from Mama Elena.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Doc Daneeka rebuked him grievingly.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As McCandless gradually stopped rebuking himself for the waste of the moose, the contentment that began in mid-May resumed and seemed to continue through early July.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I’m so used to it that I’ve become completely indifferent to Mother’s rebukes and Margot’s moodiness.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • When Hansen mentioned his delight at seeing a group of refugee children take the field to play soccer, he was rebuked by a couple of Clarkston residents who served on the center’s board and the city council.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Mine,I rebuked her, the power and authority that belonged to me alone flowing through the word.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I tried to rebuke him for his impertinence, but, failing, I commenced operations.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Eragon accepted her rebuke without protest.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "Animals can’t talk because they’re dumb beasts," she rebuked when Alyss claimed otherwise.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • When were not thy professions of love sternly and scornfully rejected and rebuked?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • HIGGINS [hearing in it the voice of God, rebuking him for his Pharisaic want of charity to the poor girl] A reminder.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Hammond felt that Malcolm’s death, should it occur, would be the final rebuke, and that was more than Hammond could bear.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Compressed into it is a whole Alexandrian library of thought, feeling, and sentiment—all that can, all that need be urged, in the form of expostulation, entreaty, rebuke, against that crime of crimes,—making man the property of his fellow-man!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • "He’s absolutely right to rebuke me, Bella," Edward said with a grin.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • There was no voice of rebuke; but there were averted eyes; there was a silence and an air of solemnity that struck a chill to the culprit’s heart.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Basta raised his hand, but when Capricorn almost imperceptibly shook his head he lowered it again like a rebuked child.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne walked up and down the conservatory for a long time that evening, vainly expecting someone, now smiling at someone, now working herself up to tears with the imaginary words of her pauvre mere rebuking her for her fall.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was a gentle rebuke.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Andy looked rebuked, particularly by the hard word collusitate, which most of the youngerly members of the company seemed to consider as a settler in the case, while Sam proceeded.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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