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Cheating is reprehensible.
  bad and unacceptable — deserving severe criticism
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reprehensible reprehensibility reprehensibly reprehensive
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  • Cheating is reprehensible.
  • His behavior was reprehensible and she decided not to see him again.
  • Why should people be angry with a poor girl who had never done a single reprehensible thing in her whole life?
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Arrow of Gold
  • she felt a most reprehensible desire to laugh.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne Of Green Gables

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  • This amiable, upright, perfect Jane Fairfax was apparently cherishing very reprehensible feelings.
    Austen, Jane  --  Emma
  • When Candy spoke they both jumped as though they had been caught doing something reprehensible.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • And Pierre, anxiously trying to remember whether he had done anything reprehensible, looked round with a blush.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The deep black grooves isolating his square chin from his jowls were bent again in a kind of jeering and reprehensible mirth.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The past, the career, the personality of Howard Roark seem to support the widespread impression that he is a reprehensible character, a dangerous, unprincipled, antisocial type of manů
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • George, you’ve got a hard master—in fact, he is—well he conducts himself reprehensibly—I can’t pretend to defend him.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • She could only imagine, however, at last that she drew his notice because there was something more wrong and reprehensible, according to his ideas of right, than in any other person present.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • This amiable, upright, perfect Jane Fairfax was apparently cherishing very reprehensible feelings.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Jo ... shook her fist at the reprehensible John.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • But back to the subject at hand—this absolutely reprehensible report card!
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • But all these foolish arguments of old Sag-Harbor only evinced his foolish pride of reason—a thing still more reprehensible in him, seeing that he had but little learning except what he had picked up from the sun and the sea.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She was as angry with herself as with Anne, because, whenever she recalled Mrs. Rachel’s dumbfounded countenance her lips twitched with amusement and she felt a most reprehensible desire to laugh.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • "It may sound reprehensible to you now, but your desire for blood is as normal for your new life as your desire for"—she paused and smiled—"brown pop has been in your old life."
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • They’re all scrambling to get statements into the newspapers to the effect that they have no connection whatever with the John Galt Line and how reprehensible an undertaking they think it is.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Fairly or unfairly, to her derogators Pittman epitomized all that was reprehensible about Dick Bass’s Popularization of the Seven Summits
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A habit reprehensible at puberty is second nature and...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Though indeed I fail to comprehend how ... announcing your infidelity to your husband and seeing nothing reprehensible in it,
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • I saw nothing reprehensible in what Mr Elliot was doing.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • is most reprehensible that those responsible for this agreement should have been so lax in their protection of the public interest as to accept...
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Her behaviour would not be so reprehensible if she were a widow, she goes on.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • By rather reprehensible methods, milady.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Your behaviour is reprehensible.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Was it really so reprehensible that he was afraid of his fourteen-year-old daughter’s coming home pregnant?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • we burst out in scorn at the reprehensible poverty of our sex.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Many young men, not necessarily through any reprehensible fault, are dropped during recruit training.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • For considering that he might have done some reprehensible thing, then he would need the gravest and tenderest handling.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • ...they had for some time expected the earth to open and swallow the public up; but which desirable event had not yet occurred, in consequence of some reprehensible laxity in the arrangements of the Universe.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • a desperate and reprehensible luxury
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • ...and the reprehensible distance from the scene of their labors of any place of public entertainment.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • President Obama described the shooting as "reprehensible and disgusting and tragic."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "It’s a reprehensible idea!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • But reprehensible DeSimon refused to do anything about it.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "I’m not saying that his behavior wasn’t reprehensible; it was.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Bounders guilty of reprehensible behavior, eh?
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • When your peers, Mr. Land, destroy decent, harmless creatures like the southern right whale or the bowhead whale, they commit a reprehensible offense.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It is, if you permit the observation, most reprehensible laxity on your part.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • You’re using Shay to spotlight an issue you find reprehensible, in the hopes that you can change it.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • What he had done—he, a fifty-five-year-old lawyer—was reprehensible, indefensible by any standard.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I could expell you for that reprehensible act alone.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Tom looked at his legs, but left it uncertain whether he preferred his moral advantages to a more vicious length of limb and reprehensible gentility of trouser.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Chapter VII The Golden Gates Are Passed So Tom went on even to the fifth half-year—till he was turned sixteen—at King’s Lorton, while Maggie was growing with a rapidity which her aunts considered highly reprehensible, at Miss Firniss’s boarding-school in the ancient town of Laceham on the Floss, with cousin Lucy for her companion.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • To extend the slavery line of the Missouri Compromise into California and thus split the state, or to delay its admission by tying it to this Omnibus Bill, was reprehensible to Benton, the father-in-law of Colonel John Fremont, hero of California’s exploration and development.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • They interrupted the formal business-meeting to discuss Mrs. Edgar Potbury’s husband, Mrs. Potbury’s income, Mrs. Potbury’s sedan, Mrs. Potbury’s residence, Mrs. Potbury’s oratorical style, Mrs. Potbury’s mandarin evening coat, Mrs. Potbury’s coiffure, and Mrs. Potbury’s altogether reprehensible influence on the State Federation of Women’s Clubs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • ’I do know,’ said the old gentleman, laying his finger on his nose, with an air of familiarity, most reprehensible, ’that this is a sacred and enchanted spot, where the most divine charms’—here he kissed his hand and bowed again—’waft mellifluousness over the neighbours’ gardens, and force the fruit and vegetables into premature existence.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Embracing death is morally reprehensible.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • For considering that he might have done some reprehensible thing, then he would need the gravest and tenderest handling.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
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