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She’s the kind of boss who reproves in private and praises in public.
  to express disapproval of one’s actions to them
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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.
  • he trusted to his comrade, brother, and partner not to hesitate to set him right, and to reprove his weakness.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • He turned on his heel and stormed out of the library, earning himself a reproving glare from Madam Pince,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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  • ...the voice of a reproving conscience.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Simon started the car before she’d finished, flinging her back against the seat. "Ouch," she said reprovingly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Already Nathan’s obsession with guilt and God’s reproof was infecting me.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I am justly reproved for what I feel was an unjustifiable intrusion, and I promise you that I will not mention the matter again.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Little sentences, little reproofs reminding me every hour, every day.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Poirot shook his head reprovingly.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express

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  • Yet while these disponding cogitations would seem to make me accuse Providence, other good thoughts would interpose and reprove me after this manner:
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Marilla smothered a smile under the conviction that Anne must be reproved for such a speech.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • She perceived our confusion, and shook her head reprovingly.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Artemis scowled reprovingly at him.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "You’re late, boys!" said Professor Flitwick reprovingly as Harry opened the classroom door.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • The old woman’s voice was so lacking in command and reproof ... that Janie half believed that Nanny had not seen her.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Here is no reason for reproof:
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • ’He’s on our side now,’ said Hermione reprovingly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Pickett shook his head reprovingly.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • It would grieve your Majesty more if he had to be reproved for...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • I desired her to reprove them, on their return, for starting away without leave; but, as it appeared they had taken Turk, I satisfied myself that no harm was likely to befall them,
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Norwegian Anna, always dignified, looked at her reprovingly.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • he’s full of alteration And self-reproving:
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • "Edward," I said, a quiet reproof.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • There’s something in me that reproves my fault;
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • ’tis so, I cannot reprove it; and wise, but for loving me:
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Poirot threw me a glance of reproof.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • But for the sake of both men Nestor arose, the Pylians’ orator, eloquent and clear; argument sweeter than honey rolled from his tongue. ... In kind reproof he said: "A black day, this...."
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • "Tom, Tom, if I knew I couldn’t tell you," said Slughorn, wagging a reproving, sugar-covered finger at Riddle, though ruining the effect slightly by winking.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • She did betray me to my own reproof.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • the benefit defends the deceit from reproof.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • The first, the Retort courteous; the second, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • your reproof were well deserv’d
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Star said reprovingly, "Rufo, life is to be savored, not hurried."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • good Sir John, as you have one eye upon my follies, as you hear them unfolded, turn another into the register of your own, that I may pass with a reproof the easier,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed itself in murmurs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Madam, I have a touch of your condition
    That cannot brook the accent of reproof.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Great swearing is a thing abominable,
    And false swearing is more reprovable.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • "Cut in haste, repent at leisure," Yetta said, waving scissors at her reprovingly.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Many said the floods were another reproof from God for the music and dancing we had enjoyed at the recent festivals.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • All the same, the reproof in John Holbrook’s voice left her discomforted.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "No, no, Medium dear, that’s Mars," Mrs Whatsit reproved gently.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • "Not competitors, Peter!" he said reprovingly.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • "Shush!" she would say in a certain tone of sham reproof, and a man would simply wilt and end up grinning.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He shook his head reprovingly at the boy.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Orenthaler shot me a reproving look, one that read, I told you, Lindsay.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Mrs. Keating shook her head, flustered, reproving and happy.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "Your humility, Mr. Bingley," said Elizabeth, "must disarm reproof."
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • ’I still can’t hear you,’ Aarfy called back innocently with an expression of mild and reproving perplexity.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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