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I was reprimanded for coming to work late again.
  to criticize someone by telling them what they did wrong — often in a formal manner
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  • I was reprimanded for coming to work late again.
  • She was given an official reprimand for mishandling the case.
  • The election results were a reprimand to incumbents.
  • ...we were reprimanded...
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem

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  • Connor senses a reprimand on the way.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • It was the reprimand of a mother.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Luke pointed at the horse like a schoolteacher reprimanding a child.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "Eadlyn," Mom reprimanded.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • My voice is as sharp as ice cracking, as loud as a parent’s reprimand.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I certainly wasn’t about to reprimand another prisoner’s kid—just imagine how that would go over.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • "I’m sorry" I was devastated to be reprimanded by my mom so harshly.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Bellamy ran down the walkway, ignoring his neighbors’ grumbles and the empty threats of the guards he knew were too lazy to chase a remarkably fast nine-year-old just to issue a reprimand.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Surprisingly, Chaol didn’t reprimand her, either.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Where I come from, when a woman lies, she is reprimanded.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Without a word of reprimand, she picked up my clothes from where I had tossed them at the foot of the bed, and absently draping them over the back of a chair, she said, "Stacey tells me you blame Big Ma for what happened today.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • When we teased her too much, Father intervened and reprimanded us.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • They shut up like they were being reprimanded by an angry dad, because that’s exactly what he sounded like.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • "Who are you to reprimand me, girl?" he snarled, putting his face up to the bars.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • "Please, Klaus," Mr. Poe admonished, a word which here means "reprimanded Klaus even though he was interrupting for a very good reason."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • The reprimand is calm, quiet, and threatening.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • ELIZABETH, with a sense of reprimanding herself for having forgot : Aye!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • But their leader didn’t look in the least bit reprimanded or remorseful.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Idris expected Amra to reprimand them, at least Timur, but her manner is more flirtatious than scolding.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • If a reprimand was due, he accepted the blame.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Why doesn’t she reprimand me for staring at myself?
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • "Stop complaining, Saukerl," she reprimanded him.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • As I said it, I half pointed to the man in the corner, but brought my arm down quickly lest Atticus reprimand me for pointing.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • In normal circumstances, someone would probably reprimand her for discussing her old faction, but these are not normal circumstances.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Once, two line judges were reprimanded by a head referee for snickering when the name of a player named Mohammed Mohammed was called.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • "Carlos!" miama reprimands sharply as she comes forward, but I get in between them and grab my brother’s collar.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Over the years, Mariam had learned to harden herself against his scorn and reproach, his ridiculing and reprimanding.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "Gabriel! The children—" my mother reprimanded him.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • You can’t reprimand a boy for wanting to love God.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Interrupting one another, they all gave, and transmitted, orders as to how to proceed, reprimanding and reproaching him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • On the drive home, instead of Ms. Marin reprimanding Hanna for, oh, stealing a car and driving pissdrunk, she told Hanna that she "was taking care of it."
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Fache drew a seething inhalation, clearly preparing to launch into a reprimand.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The men were called up first, and reprimanded in a bunch, and then dismissed; but, Jurgis to his terror, was called separately, as being a suspicious-looking case.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • We’re all laughing so hard at Mitchell’s attempt to project his idea of desperation, which involves teeth grinding and nostrils flaring, that Boggs has to reprimand us.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I would do it whenever I visited my parents’ house, and my mother would constantly reprimand me.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He waggles a finger in reprimand.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He reprimanded himself for not acting on his gut.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The only trouble in her file was a slight altercation early in the year when a teacher reprimanded her for bringing obscene literature—Fear of Flying—into the classroom.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Later, Bishop Crandall dropped by the house to give me a stern reprimand.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Still it would grieve Gertrudis to throw him out since Trevino was very emotional, and when she reprimanded him for anything he always took to drink.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • She severely reprimanded the gardener on account of his dog.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • "I congratulate you," said he, in the tone which one uses for a reprimand.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I know how scared you were:’ Stevie Rae’s grin faded at the reprimand in my voice.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • The count smiled as if the child bade fair to realize his hopes, while Madame de Villefort reprimanded her son with a gentleness and moderation very far from conveying the least idea of a fault having been committed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She got through her lessons as well as she could, and managed to escape reprimands by being a model of deportment.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Instead of a reprimand for their previous negligence, the case seemed rather to require an eulogium on their praiseworthy caution after the mischief had happened; a grateful recognition of the promptitude of their zeal the moment that there was no longer any remedy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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