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beyond reproach


reputation is beyond reproach
  behavior so proper that one couldn’t criticize it
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Strongly Associated with:   reproach
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  • reputation is beyond reproach
  • We considered you beyond reproach.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • So I eat a lot, and the meal is beyond reproach, but I can’t say I’m enjoying it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I was beyond reproach.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones

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  • Bjurman was apparently beyond reproach.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He imagined students waiting for him to appear, waiting to take notes on the very words that came out of his mouth, as if the things he had to say were still beyond reproach.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I would be beyond reproach.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • That Providence, however, had put it into the heart of a person who was beyond fear and beyond reproach, to ferret out the nature of the prisoner’s schemes, and, struck with horror, to disclose them to his Majesty’s Chief Secretary of State and most honourable Privy Council.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The older girl entered so fully into the spirit of her own aloof compliance that she felt beyond reproach.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The black case had been removed from a confidential file inside a guarded room and signed out by a man beyond reproach or temptation-the elderly figure making his way past the ranks of desks toward d’Amacourt’s office.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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  • Your behavior has to be beyond reproach.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • There were house-to-house searches, bonfires ….What’s dangerous in the hands of the multitudes, he said, with what may or may not have been irony, is safe enough for those whose motives are …. Beyond reproach, I said.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Why, any man of sense
    who chanced among them would be outraged,
    seeing such behavior."
    Ready Telemachus
    took her up at once: "Well, my friend,
    seeing you want to probe and press the question,
    once this house was rich, no doubt, beyond reproach
    when the man you mentioned still lived here, at home.
    Now the gods have reversed our fortunes with a vengeance—
    wiped that man from the earth like no one else before.
    I would never have grieved so much about his death
    if he’d gone down…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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Associated words [difficulty]:   beyond reproach [7] , reproach [1]
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