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Definition criticize severely; or such criticism
  • She was stung by the rebuke.
rebuke = severe criticism
  • Jesus rebuked Peter, stating "all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
    Jesus - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • I would not judge nor rebuke them.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • rebuke = criticize
  • Minho actually recoiled at the harsh rebuke, but his face seemed more confused to Thomas than hurt or angry.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • rebuke = severe criticism
  • all that had been mocked and rebuked by the bloodspill in her backyard.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • rebuked = criticized severely
  • But Sylvia does not speak after all, though the old grandmother fretfully rebukes her, and the young man's kind, appealing eyes are looking straight in her own.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • rebukes = criticizes severely
  • Thus ever did rebellion find rebuke.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • There was rebuke in his voice but a gentle, guarded rebuke, not the hostility he had revealed to Archie.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • I am asham'd: does not the stone rebuke me For being more stone than it?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • Hammond felt that Malcolm's death, should it occur, would be the final rebuke, and that was more than Hammond could bear.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • And, being too far off to accost the wedding party, and fearing also, the rebuke of the police, the two maskers turned their eyes elsewhere.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Dany gave him a smile, to take a bit of the sting from the rebuke.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • She sat with her second cup of tea halfway to her mouth and rebuked him with eyes that had survived so many inclemencies.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • One must finish the sentence somehow, I rebuked myself.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • He nods once or twice) I am well rebuked.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Loud acclamations hailed this rebuke.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • — Why bear you these rebukes, and answer not?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • One did not rebuke Mitchell Layton on this subject; one did not rebuke Mitchell Layton on any subject.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • One seventeen-year-old hanged himself because he had been rebuked by his older brother for making too much noise.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Rebuke me not for that which you provoke: The virtue of your eye must break my oath.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost

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