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  • 'That's your own fault,' Milo censured them both selfrighteously.   (source)
    censured = criticized
  • They talked often late into the night about it, as she tried to find passages from Scripture that would help ease his feelings of rejection and censure.   (source)
    censure = criticism
  • Rabbi Joshua son of Levi teaches us, 'Whoever does not labor in the Torah is said to be under the divine censure.'   (source)
  • It also nearly got him censured from the House and...   (source)
    censured = harsh or formal criticism
  • I'm no longer afraid of censure by my colleagues or of being without the Academy, for I walked out myself and can never return.   (source)
  • You are to be pitied, Mr Conklin, not censured.   (source)
    censured = given harsh or formal criticism
  • Her tone couldn't have held more wonder and censure if...   (source)
    censure = harsh criticism
  • Curiosity. Recklessness. For these she would not atone. The censure of her family was like a hard shell under which she found a certain freedom.   (source)
  • So far from being decorated, he had been censured for showing cowardice in the battle.   (source)
    censured = formally criticized
  • And what fun to eat all you wanted without having censorious people say you weren't ladylike.   (source)
    censorious = critical
  • The employment, which was thus censured, was, as far as one can see, the harmless one of...   (source)
    censured = criticized
  • It was the first interruption, and the Magistrate felt bound to censure it.   (source)
    censure = criticize
  • But most potent in his education was the cuff of the master's hand, the censure of the master's voice.   (source)
    censure = criticism
  • Women who had wildly adored him, and for his sake had braved all social censure and set convention at defiance, were seen to grow pallid with shame or horror if Dorian Gray entered the room.   (source)
  • The rest remained outside, and presently the whole crowd was censuring those who had accepted the invitation.   (source)
    censuring = criticizing
  • Everyone had something to say in censure or ridicule of the luckless Madame Maltishtcheva,   (source)
    censure = criticism
  • He walked under the weight of this very private censure for the rest of his days   (source)
    censure = harsh criticism
  • Raveloe was not a place where moral censure was severe, but it was thought a weakness in the Squire that he had kept all his sons at home in idleness;   (source)
    censure = criticism
  • Madame Bovary senior found nothing to censure except perhaps this mania of knitting jackets for orphans instead of mending her own house-linen;   (source)
    censure = harsh or formal criticism
  • Does he ever venture to vindicate his conduct, when censured for it?   (source)
    censured = given harsh criticism
  • You will be censured, slighted, and despised, by everyone connected with him.   (source)
    censured = criticized
  • his censures proceeded from good-will   (source)
    censures = criticisms
  • With no tears or censure, Kya whispered, "Good-bye, Ma."†   (source)
  • Those who live alone slide into the habit of vertical eating: why bother with the niceties when there's no one to share or censure?†   (source)
  • Other boys displayed kissing techniques in lobbies, risked "copping a feel" in coat rooms, defied the chaperones' quick censure of anything as vulgar as sticking a tongue in a girl's ear.†   (source)
  • Even dealers were censorious of the sums I spent, thousands of dollars every few weeks; Jack (Jerome's predecessor) had scolded me about it repeatedly even as he sat in the filthy beanbag chair from which he conducted his business, counting my hundreds fresh from the teller's window.†   (source)
  • There will no doubt be censure, and much trouble before we get through, all of which we will shoulder in a simple, straightforward, manly way; so much as in us lies.†   (source)
  • The patient could develop any number of complications and I could be censured for performing the operation.†   (source)
  • She defied convention for him, risked shunning and censure.†   (source)
  • And if none are willing to admit their misconduct, I move most strongly that we order all warriors, regardless of their clan, expelled from Tronjheim for the duration of the meet and that we immediately appoint a reader-of-law to investigate these doings and determine whom we should censure.†   (source)
  • With high-stakes testing, a teacher whose students test poorly can be censured or passed over for a raise or promotion.†   (source)
  • And this is spoken as a provocation, a form of censure that has nothing to do with a train ride to the Bronx.†   (source)
  • "The tone of your letters had for some time given me pain," he informed Short, "on account of the extreme warmth with which they censured the proceedings of the Jacobins of France."†   (source)
  • Colonel Bradford turned to him with a raised eyebrow, as if to censure rudeness.†   (source)
  • And the last thing the clan needs after the affair with Camille is a censuring by the Shadowhunters.†   (source)
  • Phresine had never seen the queen lose her temper, but her censure was not to be taken lightly.†   (source)
  • Those who censured him most were first to seize the chance of riding on his talent, toward a share of his new wealth.†   (source)
  • But he is not to be censured for it.†   (source)
  • Navy Has Avoided Censure   (source)
  • He expresses himself without fear of edit or censure, knowing that while Lincoln has strong opinions of his own, he is a good listener who can be swayed by a solid argument.†   (source)
  • No place in the world prides itself more on its vigilance and realism, no place considers itself more qualified to censure any flourish of rhetoric or extravagance of aspiration.†   (source)
  • I have no doubt of incurring much censure and obloquy for this measure.†   (source)
  • Her good wish and her censure could be as clearly told apart as a white horse from a black one.†   (source)
  • ...cannot escape the censure which no doubt be deserves,   (source)
    censure = harsh or formal criticism
  • If he took her to dinner, if he were seen by censorious friends--But he went on ardently:   (source)
    censorious = tending to express harsh criticism
  • I will hear no breath of censure against our dear Queen.   (source)
    censure = criticism
  • he was censuring his father for the first time in his life   (source)
    censuring = criticizing
  • even the mildest censure would lead him to...   (source)
    censure = criticism
  • ...those long since passed beyond the feeble censure of the world.   (source)
  • I do not censure her "opinions"; but there certainly "is" impropriety in making them public.   (source)
    censure = criticize
  • they would censure me, and I would burst out laughing in their faces.   (source)
  • She censured her, not for disapproving of the engagement, but for throwing over her disapproval a veil of mystery.   (source)
    censured = criticized
  • "I do not think he is conceited either, in general," said Harriet, her conscience opposing such censure;   (source)
    censure = criticism
  • I value not her censure any more than I should do her commendation.   (source)
  • Our job is not to censure but to understand.†   (source)
  • Ensuring that no censure of Watanabe was implied, Colonel Sakaba promoted him to sergeant.†   (source)
  • Look, I don't want to be censorious," he said, when I sat motionless.†   (source)
  • Censure is the more important, especially in an elective office.†   (source)
  • I have been told to ignore my fear of censure and embarrassment and loss of reputation.†   (source)
  • He might not take the chance of censure or entanglement from the independent use of his powers.†   (source)
  • Irresponsibility leads to censure and to punishment.†   (source)
  • The censure of a bad appointment is neither strong nor long lasting.†   (source)
  • Another door on the left, varnished and dark: she imagines a censorious ear pressed against it from the inside, a creaking, as if of weight shifting from foot to foot.†   (source)
  • Censure.†   (source)
  • They must think of me as a fusty old dragon crouched on an ill-gotten hoard — some gaunt dog-in-the-manger, some desiccated, censorious wardress, a prim-lipped keeper of the keys, guarding the dungeon in which starved Laura is chained to the wall.†   (source)
  • I give him up to censure for this and I have a better right to do so, because my conscience, bears me witness that I never wrote a line against my enemies nor contributed one farthing to any writer for vindicating me or accusing my enemies.†   (source)
  • The chaplain felt most deceitful presiding at funerals, and it would not have astonished him to learn that the apparition in the tree that day was a manifestation of the Almighty's censure for the blasphemy and pride inherent in his function.†   (source)
  • There was much talk of the rights and wrongs of this inthe village, with many censuring David and saying this was no time for such doing.†   (source)
  • The sound conveyed no shock or censure, it was merely a vocal punctuation mark, denoting the acceptance of a fact.†   (source)
  • Do not be frightened by ridicule or censure or embarrassment, do not fear name-calling, do not fear the scorn of others.†   (source)
  • She did not censure him.†   (source)
  • Indeed, so close were the two republics in history, religion, and government, Adams declared, "that every Dutchman instructed on the subject must pronounce the American revolution just and necessary or pass a censure upon the greatest actions of his immortal ancestors."†   (source)
  • Doc Daneeka exclaimed mournfully with accusing disgust, the egg-shaped pouches under both eyes firm and censorious.†   (source)
  • Henry Laurens, in a letter of congratulations, went out of his way to apologize for the fact that Adams had been so shabbily treated by Con-gress in his recent assignment, "dismissed without censure or applause," as Laurens said, but implored him, for the sake of the country, to accept the appointment.†   (source)
  • A group might be less attuned to suspicious apprehensions or censure for an injudicious or affected clemency.†   (source)
  • The restraints of public opinion lose their effectiveness because it is difficult to divide censure among a number of people.†   (source)
  • The only explanation is that enemies of specific persons and measures rarely limit their censures to the parts worthy of blame.†   (source)
  • The Senate was shocked—although its special committee on censure barely rapped the knuckles of thetwo participants—but verbal assaults between the two did not cease.†   (source)
  • The veteran Lyman Trumbull of Illinois, who had defeated Abe Lincoln for the Senate, had drafted much of the major reconstruction legislation which Johnson vetoed, and had voted to censure Johnson upon Stanton's removal.†   (source)
  • …a man becomes a member of this body he cannot even dream of the ordeal to which he cannot fail to be exposed; of how much courage he must possess to resist the temptations which daily beset him; of that sensitive shrinking from undeserved censure which he must learn to control; of the ever-recurring contest between a natural desire for public approbation and a sense of public duty; of the load of injustice he must be content to bear, even from those who should be his friends; the…†   (source)
  • When Andrew Jackson's personal and political popularity brought increased support for Senator Benton's long-pending measure to expunge from the Senate Journal the resolution censuring Jackson for his unauthorized actions against the Bank of the United States, Senator John Tyler of Virginia, convinced that mutilation of the Journal was unconstitutional and unworthy of the Senate, stood his ground.†   (source)
  • Zooey turned around to look at her, somewhat censoriously.†   (source)
  • His ethics are open to censure, but his esthetics were unimpeachable.†   (source)
  • For a while still she looks down at him from the composite picture, neither with censure nor approbation.†   (source)
  • Then I babbled, speaking with emotional reproof, censuring her for having misunderstood me; I must have spoken more loudly and harshly than was called for—the others had now gathered about me and Granny—for Granny drew away from me abruptly and went to a far corner of the church and stared at me with a cold, set face.†   (source)
  • I, however, remained censorious, and subsequent glimpses of him, driving in a hansom cab and dining at the George in false whiskers, did not soften me, although Collins, who was reading Freud, had a number of technical terms to cover everything.†   (source)
  • She had the old feeling that Will knew all about her and Ashley, understood all and did not either censure or approve.†   (source)
  • Their praise would mean nothing to him, and he would shrug his shoulders at their censure.†   (source)
  • I'm not censuring you, It's just the way of modern life.†   (source)
  • Don't censure me or be afraid or draw within yourself just because I must think.†   (source)
  • She bowed again to her flowers at his censure of her praise.†   (source)
  • They were born old, grim and old and spying and censorious.†   (source)
  • After all, what censure could be put upon her?†   (source)
  • The Magistrate knew that he ought to censure this remark, but did not dare to.†   (source)
  • She felt that Henry had been obscurely censured.†   (source)
  • If it was good I can claim no merit; if it was bad I can accept no censure.'†   (source)
  • But if you call society inhuman you imply that the young girl is made to suffer by its censure.†   (source)
  • The latter was not to be censured for his misjudgment.†   (source)
  • Mr. Jones, though he was a man censorious of morals and of laundry machinery, seemed satisfied.†   (source)
  • He had heard of astral planes, and censured them.†   (source)
  • The servants, etc., were scrambling back to the camp, pursued by grave censures from Mohammed Latif.†   (source)
  • Are there not rather endless levels beyond the grave, as the theory that he had censured teaches?†   (source)
  • When Laura censured his immoral marriage, he thought bitterly, "She minds that!†   (source)
  • Henry only censured the lower classes when it suited him.†   (source)
  • "And he never does anything else," said the old lady of the censorious countenance.†   (source)
  • More speech than any tongue suffices I craved, to censure others' vices.†   (source)
  • "The world's very censorious, old boy," the other replied.†   (source)
  • "On a young hero's past no censure is cast!"†   (source)
  • If the letter must be written under your censure, my faith, I renounce the task.†   (source)
  • Count Rostopchin paused, feeling that he had reached the limit beyond which censure was impossible.†   (source)
  • Then, you could dare censure for my sake?†   (source)
  • I would not wish to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think.†   (source)
  • If he now incurred Natasha's censure it was only for buying too many and too expensive things.†   (source)
  • He admitted to me that Jim wasn't of the sort that can be got over by truckling, and accordingly he took care to show himself as a man confronting without dismay ill-luck, censure, and disaster.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately, there is normally some sort of moral judgment involved in identifying traits of character, whether for the purpose of praise or censure, even though every such trait has its two sides.†   (source)
  • His curious and sudden antipathy to ecclesiastical work, both episcopal and noncomformist, which had risen in him when suffering under a smarting sense of misconception, remained with him in cold blood, less from any fear of renewed censure than from an ultra-conscientiousness which would not allow him to seek a living out of those who would disapprove of his ways; also, too, from a sense of inconsistency between his former dogmas and his present practice, hardly a shred of the beliefs…†   (source)
  • "Bella," censured her mother.†   (source)
  • Compared to what he saw in it of censure or rebuke, how shallow Basil's reproaches about Sibyl Vane had been!†   (source)
  • As the years pass, they are censured.†   (source)
  • But he had given that up, and now he would bend his head farther over his plate, even bite his lips sometimes, or intentionally and elaborately had to look the other way; because it seemed to him that he no longer had a right to be angry and was not really free to censure her, but that he was an accessory to the offense and answerable for it to the others— in short, he was ashamed.†   (source)
  • And for all their talk of the need of additional library-tax none of them was willing to risk censure by battling for it, though they now had so small a fund that, after paying for rent, heat, light, and Miss Villets's salary, they had only a hundred dollars a year for the purchase of books.†   (source)
  • That you may censure it the better.†   (source)
  • "Eat your dinner, dear," she said to Lucy, and began to toy again with the meat that she had once censured.†   (source)
  • But if she rushed into the fray herself she would be first censured, then despised, and finally ignored.†   (source)
  • One of his own circle would have accepted this as meaning that he had changed his mind, an event too common to merit censure.†   (source)
  • She must avoid censuring Cecil.†   (source)
  • Having censured the circumcision, she bethought her of kindred topics, and asked Aziz when he was going to be married.†   (source)
  • Much did she censure the attenuated Cupids who encircle the ceiling of the Queen's Hall, inclining each to each with vapid gesture, and clad in sallow pantaloons, on which the October sunlight struck.†   (source)
  • Here Ishmael believed he might leave his infants in comparative security, under the protection of their spirited mother, and here he now found Esther engaged at her ordinary domestic employments, surrounded by her daughters, and lifting her voice, in declamatory censure, as one or another of the idle fry incurred her displeasure, and far too much engrossed with the tempest of her own conversation to know any thing of the violent scene which had been passing below.†   (source)
  • While the common herd stood aloof, in deference to the quarters of Webb, the figure we have described stalked into the center of the domestics, freely expressing his censures or commendations on the merits of the horses, as by chance they displeased or satisfied his judgment.†   (source)
  • The only nations which deny the utility of provincial liberties are those which have fewest of them; in other words, those who are unacquainted with the institution are the only persons who pass a censure upon it.†   (source)
  • Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right; and although a different breeding, different religion, and greater intellectual activity, would have modified or even reversed the particular action, yet for the hero, that thing he does is the highest deed, and is not open to the censure of philosophers or divines.†   (source)
  • God wot I need not be too severe about others; I have a past existence, a series of deeds, a colour of life to contemplate within my own breast, which might well call my sneers and censures from my neighbours to myself.†   (source)
  • She had certainly believed that Clym was awake, and the excuse would be an honest one as far as it went; but nothing could save her from censure in refusing to answer at the first knock.†   (source)
  • They probably considered the act meritorious, and that which neither of them would have hesitated to perform in his own person, he would not be apt to censure in another.†   (source)
  • It is—we say it without censure, nor in diminution of the claim which it indefeasibly possesses on beings of another mould—it is always selfish in its essence; and we must give it leave to be so, and heap up our heroic and disinterested love upon it so much the more, without a recompense.†   (source)
  • We may be sure that he would neither have accused himself of the offence, nor defended himself from censure, if he had written for our contemporaries.†   (source)
  • You are not exempt from the censure yourself, Kirby, for you make dreadful wounds in these trees where a small incision would effect the same object.†   (source)
  • To add to his defeat, Sir Mulberry, considering any such efforts an invasion of his peculiar privilege, eyed the offender steadily, through his glass, as if astonished at his presumption, and audibly stated his impression that it was an 'infernal liberty,' which being a hint to Lord Frederick, he put up HIS glass, and surveyed the object of censure as if he were some extraordinary wild animal then exhibiting for the first time.†   (source)
  • Ever the same, simple-minded, faithful, utterly without fear, and yet prudent, foremost in all warrantable enterprises, or what the opinion of the day considered as such, and never engaged in anything to call a blush to his cheek or censure on his acts, it was not possible to live much with this being and not feel respect and admiration for him which had no reference to his position in life.†   (source)
  • It censures.†   (source)
  • At the last verse "Could not this Man which opened the eyes of the blind…." dropping her voice she passionately reproduced the doubt, the reproach and censure of the blind disbelieving Jews, who in another moment would fall at His feet as though struck by thunder, sobbing and believing….†   (source)
  • From it you will see that the main result of the Medical Officer's proposals—apart from their constituting a vote of censure on the leading men of the town—would be to saddle the ratepayers with an unnecessary expenditure of at least some thousands of pounds.†   (source)
  • In such a case the literary adventurer is censured, not for having missed the mark at which he himself aimed, but for not having shot off his shaft in a direction he never thought of.†   (source)
  • The Americans in their intercourse with strangers appear impatient of the smallest censure and insatiable of praise.†   (source)
  • …was in your sleigh is a real Connecticut settler, he will be telling everybody how he saved my horses, when, if he had let them alone for half a minute longer, I would have brought them in much better, without upsetting, with the whip amid rein—it spoils a horse to give him his heal, I should not wonder if I had to sell the whole team, just for that one jerk he gave them," Richard paused and hemmed; for his conscience smote him a little for censuring a man who had just saved his life.†   (source)
  • ] The chief care of the legislators, in this body of penal laws, was the maintenance of orderly conduct and good morals in the community: they constantly invaded the domain of conscience, and there was scarcely a sin which was not subject to magisterial censure.†   (source)
  • The proud knight instantly stopped, turned back, folded his arms, drew up his form to its full height, and exclaimed, "Peace, ye yelping curs! who open upon a cry which ye followed not when the stag was at bay—De Bracy scorns your censure as he would disdain your applause.†   (source)
  • With that apology I withdrew to a seat between Peepy (who, being well used to it, had already climbed into a corner place) and an old lady of a censorious countenance whose two nieces were in the class and who was very indignant with Peepy's boots.†   (source)
  • And Alexey Alexandrovitch consented, and Countess Lidia Ivanovna sent the following letter in French: "Dear Madame, "To be reminded of you might have results for your son in leading to questions on his part which could not be answered without implanting in the child's soul a spirit of censure towards what should be for him sacred, and therefore I beg you to interpret your husband's refusal in the spirit of Christian love.†   (source)
  • They all felt friendly to me at once, even those who had been sternest in their censure, and all the following month, before my discharge came, they could not make enough of me.†   (source)
  • Resentment at what he considered Judith's obstinacy was blended with mortification at the career he had since reaching the lake, and, as is usual with the vulgar and narrow-minded, he was more disposed to reproach others with his failures than to censure himself.†   (source)
  • I suspect that in this comprehensive and (may I say) commonplace censure, you are not judging from yourself, but from prejudiced persons, whose opinions you have been in the habit of hearing.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Weston—it is too calm a censure.†   (source)
  • God will censure you.†   (source)
  • I felt a liking for him and a compassion for him as he put his little kit in his pocket—and with it his desire to stay a little while with Caddy—and went away good-humouredly to his cold mutton and his school at Kensington, that made me scarcely less irate with his father than the censorious old lady.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, I fear I shall incur the censure of presumption in placing the venerable name of Dr Jonas Dryasdust at the head of a publication, which the more grave antiquary will perhaps class with the idle novels and romances of the day.†   (source)
  • There was no want of respect in the young man's address; and Fanny's reception of it was so proper and modest, so calm and uninviting, that he had nothing to censure in her.†   (source)
  • Levin, in his heart, censured this, and did not as yet understand that she was preparing for that period of activity which was to come for her when she would at once be the wife of her husband and mistress of the house, and would bear, and nurse, and bring up children.†   (source)
  • Hutter growled out his dissatisfaction, for the act led to no advantage, while it threatened to render the warfare more vindictive than ever, and none censure motiveless departures from the right more severely than the mercenary and unprincipled.†   (source)
  • For my own part, I cannot but censure the imprudence of attempting to limit the possible and to judge the future on the part of a being who is hourly deceived by the most palpable realities of life, and who is constantly taken by surprise in the circumstances with which he is most familiar.†   (source)
  • — A few words which dropped from him yesterday spoke his opinion, and some censure I acknowledge myself liable to.†   (source)
  • Public opinion, the natural and supreme interpreter of the laws of honor, not clearly discerning to which side censure or approval ought to lean, can only pronounce a hesitating judgment.†   (source)
  • It is true that Marmaduke, by thus purchasing estates that had been wrested by violence from others, rendered himself obnoxious to the censures of that Sect which, at the same time that it discards its children from a full participation in the family union, seems ever unwilling to abandon them entirely to the world.†   (source)
  • "I deserve neither such praise nor such censure," cried Elizabeth; "I am not a great reader, and I have pleasure in many things."†   (source)
  • Every violent reform deserves censure, for it quite fails to remedy evil while men remain what they are, and also because wisdom needs no violence.†   (source)
  • Never, even in the company of his dear friends at Netherfield, or his dignified relations at Rosings, had she seen him so desirous to please, so free from self-consequence or unbending reserve, as now, when no importance could result from the success of his endeavours, and when even the acquaintance of those to whom his attentions were addressed would draw down the ridicule and censure of the ladies both of Netherfield and Rosings.†   (source)
  • If the judge had been empowered to contest the laws on the ground of theoretical generalities, if he had been enabled to open an attack or to pass a censure on the legislator, he would have played a prominent part in the political sphere; and as the champion or the antagonist of a party, he would have arrayed the hostile passions of the nation in the conflict.†   (source)
  • "How little he knows this bosom," she said, "to imagine that cowardice or meanness of soul must needs be its guests, because I have censured the fantastic chivalry of the Nazarenes!†   (source)
  • There could be no harm in what had been done in so many respectable families, and by so many women of the first consideration; and it must be scrupulousness run mad that could see anything to censure in a plan like theirs, comprehending only brothers and sisters and intimate friends, and which would never be heard of beyond themselves.†   (source)
  • Little did Deerslayer know, while thus indulging in feelings that were natural to the man, and so strictly in accordance with his own unsophisticated and just principles, that, in the course of the inscrutable providence, which so uniformly and yet so mysteriously covers all events with its mantle, the very fault he was disposed so severely to censure was to be made the means of determining his own earthly fate.†   (source)
  • He saw that Emma had soon made it out, and found it highly entertaining, though it was something which she judged it proper to appear to censure; for she said, "Nonsense! for shame!"†   (source)
  • Amongst these nations no man can either hope or fear to escape being seen; no man is placed so low but that he has a stage of his own, and none can avoid censure or applause by his obscurity.†   (source)
  • Many persons were shocked at the time and wagged their heads as they talked over it—and most of all Father Ferapont, to whom some of the censorious had hastened to report this "extraordinary" counsel on the part of the elder.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Bennet and her daughters then departed, and Elizabeth returned instantly to Jane, leaving her own and her relations' behaviour to the remarks of the two ladies and Mr. Darcy; the latter of whom, however, could not be prevailed on to join in their censure of her, in spite of all Miss Bingley's witticisms on fine eyes.†   (source)
  • Bilibin was now at army headquarters in a diplomatic capacity, and though he wrote in French and used French jests and French idioms, he described the whole campaign with a fearless self-censure and self-derision genuinely Russian.†   (source)
  • Works have been published in the proudest nations of the Old World expressly intended to censure the vices and deride the follies of the times; Labruyere inhabited the palace of Louis XIV when he composed his chapter upon the Great, and Moliere criticised the courtiers in the very pieces which were acted before the Court.†   (source)
  • The character of the fair Jewess found so much favour in the eyes of some fair readers, that the writer was censured, because, when arranging the fates of the characters of the drama, he had not assigned the hand of Wilfred to Rebecca, rather than the less interesting Rowena.†   (source)
  • He was warm in his reprobation of Mr. Elton's conduct; it had been unpardonable rudeness; and Mrs. Elton's looks also received the due share of censure.†   (source)
  • The simple and general notions of right and wrong only would then be recognized in the world, to which, by a natural and necessary tie, the idea of censure or approbation would be attached.†   (source)
  • That a girl of fourteen, acting only on her own unassisted reason, should err in the method of reform, was not wonderful; and Fanny soon became more disposed to admire the natural light of the mind which could so early distinguish justly, than to censure severely the faults of conduct to which it led.†   (source)
  • You dare not, you cannot deny, that you have been the principal, if not the only means of dividing them from each other—of exposing one to the censure of the world for caprice and instability, and the other to its derision for disappointed hopes, and involving them both in misery of the acutest kind.†   (source)
  • The effect of this disinclination, on the part of the public, towards the artificers of their pleasures, when they attempt to enlarge their means of amusing, may be seen in the censures usually passed by vulgar criticism upon actors or artists who venture to change the character of their efforts, that, in so doing, they may enlarge the scale of their art.†   (source)
  • Most of these parties censure the conduct of the government, but they all hold that the government ought perpetually to act and interfere in everything that is done.†   (source)
  • In general he was judged, throughout the parishes of Donwell and Highbury, with great candour; liberal allowances were made for the little excesses of such a handsome young man—one who smiled so often and bowed so well; but there was one spirit among them not to be softened, from its power of censure, by bows or smiles—Mr. Knightley.†   (source)
  • "Now he is censured and accused by all who were enthusiastic about him a month ago," Prince Andrew was saying, "and by those who were unable to understand his aims.†   (source)
  • Fanny was the only one of the party who found anything to dislike; but since the day at Sotherton, she could never see Mr. Crawford with either sister without observation, and seldom without wonder or censure; and had her confidence in her own judgment been equal to her exercise of it in every other respect, had she been sure that she was seeing clearly, and judging candidly, she would probably have made some important communications to her usual confidant.†   (source)
  • Moreover, although it is censured, it is not abolished; its moral force may be diminished, but its cogency is by no means suspended, and its final destruction can only be accomplished by the reiterated attacks of judicial functionaries.†   (source)
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