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  • Without words, they made their mutual reproaches and thereby severed the strong tie of blood and obedience that had always bound them together, but could never be reestablished.   (source)
    reproaches = criticisms
  • Reproach me not with the fear in the country; there is fear in the country because there is a moving plot to topple Christ in the country!   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • The women next door have another reproach:   (source)
  • In the end, she was forced to acknowledge that anger was not an option and that as a colored Jamaican whose family had benefited for generations from the hierarchy of race, she could hardly reproach another for the impulse to divide people by the shade of their skin:   (source)
  • In the middle of the letter, for example, he reproached himself for complaining too much:   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • As she stood before me on the porch, I could see the exhaustion in her face, and all the words of reproach I'd been rehearsing drained away.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • Elinor cleared her throat and gave Mo a reproachful glance, as if it could only be his fault that his daughter was precocious enough to know such things.   (source)
    reproachful = critical (full of criticism)
  • He stares at Moushumi as he says it, but she's too drunk to absorb his reproach.   (source)
    reproach = expression of criticism
  • I bombarded him with questions and reproaches before he could get a word of explanation in,   (source)
    reproaches = criticisms
  • Buglar and Howard grew furious at the company of the women in the house, and spent in sullen reproach any time they had away from their odd work...   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • She looked loving and reproachful, and I wanted her to go away.   (source)
    reproachful = full of criticism
  • His daughter Barbara was reproaching him for writing ridiculous letters to the newspapers.   (source)
    reproaching = criticizing
  • It was as if he'd put his service mask on the savage reproachful face I had seen.   (source)
    reproachful = critical (full of criticism)
  • He bitterly regretted his foolishness, and reproached himself for weakness of will; for he now perceived that in putting on the Ring he obeyed not his own desire but the commanding wish of his enemies.   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • Philip's face assumed a look of reproach.   (source)
    reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism
  • With a great deal of bustle, muttering reproaches to itself, the Dwarf half led and half supported Shasta at a great speed further into the wood and a little downhill.   (source)
    reproaches = criticisms
  • The misery of self-reproach struck me so that I shook all over.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • Taylor drew back in frosty reproach,   (source)
  • Sometimes I would go to see my parents, but seldom, since there was so much to be done in my own home; and my mother, knowing this, did not reproach me for the long intervals between my visits.   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • "You never call me anymore," Hammond said reproachfully.†   (source)
    reproachfully = in a manner that criticizes
  • There was no self-reproach, no uneasiness in those eyes.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • Straight from the depths of a non-existent heart, "My friends, my friends!" said the Voice so pathetically, with a note of such infinitely tender reproach that, behind their gas masks, even the policemen's eyes were momentarily dimmed with tears, "what is the meaning of this?"   (source)
    reproach = gentle criticism and disappointment
  • I know that you're bound to reproach me - but before you do take into consideration - you left!   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • A swarm of sisters appear and reproach us in concert.   (source)
  • I have not come here to reproach you.   (source)
  • You do not reproach me?   (source)
  • But he didn't sound reproachful; he simply wanted to know.   (source)
    reproachful = full of criticism
  • He appeared at the bathroom door, braced against the door-jamb, staring at me with a face of sad reproach bedewed with the glitter of cold sweat.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • "Oh," she added reproachfully, turning to Matthew, "why didn't you tell me at the station that you didn't want me and leave me there?"   (source)
    reproachfully = in a disapproving manner
  • For a while yet she looks at him, without reproach, without anything at all,   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • He walks straight to Higgins, and accosts him with vehement reproach.   (source)
  • And there was no reproach in her voice.   (source)
  • Whatever unfortunate entanglement my dear boy may have got into, I will never reproach him with it after we are married.   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • Miriam was an eternal reproach.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • That Sir Henry should have been exposed to this is, I must confess, a reproach to my management of the case, but we had no means of foreseeing the terrible and paralyzing spectacle which the beast presented, nor could we predict the fog which enabled him to burst upon us at such short notice.   (source)
    reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism
  • He reproached Philip for laziness, asked him when he was going to start work,   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • He did not mind the entreaty, but the tone with its delicate note of pathos was like a reproach.   (source)
    reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism
  • She said not a word of reproach--she and Marija had chosen that course before; she would only plead with him, here by the corpse of his dead wife.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • And amid the various cries one heard disputes, reproaches, groans of weariness and fatigue; the voices of most of them were hoarse and weak.   (source)
    reproaches = criticisms
  • The news that the regiment had been reproached went along the line.   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • "Better in body perhaps—" I began, and stopped short, for he sat up straight and looked at me with such a stern, reproachful look that I could not say another word.   (source)
    reproachful = critical (full of criticism)
  • I reproach myself bitterly for it sometimes.   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • There was a unanimous groan at this, and much reproach;   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • I have never reproached you,   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • she reproached him lovingly for this   (source)
    reproached = expressed criticism to
  • He was very kind, forgave her readily, and did not utter one reproach, but Meg knew that she had done and said a thing which would not be forgotten soon,   (source)
    reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism
  • I wanted to make Joe less ignorant and common, that he might be worthier of my society and less open to Estella's reproach.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • princes ought to leave affairs of reproach to the management of others, and keep those of grace in their own hands.   (source)
  • Stalking off, she simply raised her right arm and reproachfully wagged a forefinger in the air.†   (source)
  • Some tittered to relieve the unbearable tension, some cast him a reproachful glance, Grace Wexler clicked her tongue, and Sydelle Pulaski shhh-ed. "It was just a joke," Sandy tried to explain.†   (source)
  • Stacey glanced reproachfully at me, then lay flat upon the ground, his head resting in the cushion of his hands clasped under his head.†   (source)
  • Confessions, reproaches?†   (source)
  • When she has finished, she stands over them, looking at Edgar in reproach.†   (source)
  • This elicited a scream from the young woman in the blue kimono, tears from the tenor's daughter, and a stern reproach from the Swiss diplomat.†   (source)
  • When Lotte came to find him one evening, he covered it up quickly, earning himself a look of reproach.†   (source)
  • I saw Dad's hand reach out to Mum's arm, whether in reproach or comfort I couldn't tell.†   (source)
  • However, I believe I shall leave it to your parents to administer whatever discipline and reproach they believe to be needed.†   (source)
  • Of all Joe's neighbors, however, none was more reproachful a presence than the Lafayette apartment house, that monument to Joe's financial debacle of just a few years back.†   (source)
  • In the first place, she reproached him, the delivery boys were "total strangers."†   (source)
  • She was seated between Septa Mordane and Jeyne Poole, as far from Arya as she could get without drawing a reproach from Father.†   (source)
  • Briony could not see her mouth, but she knew its downward curve, easily mistaken for the sign—the hieroglyph—of reproach.†   (source)
  • Everything else would have to wait, from the house and its silent reproach to her son and daughter.†   (source)
  • He stared deep into my eyes, waiting for me to reproach him and hoping I wouldn't at the same time.†   (source)
  • Rachel greeted her reproachfully.†   (source)
  • She gave me her shy smile and fidgeted with the fringe of her scarf as if expecting a reproach.†   (source)
  • I was trying to sound reproachful, but I couldn't help laughing.†   (source)
  • Margaret Kochamma was reproached by her employer and given a lecture on Café Ethics.†   (source)
  • Horst tugged at his beard before saying reproachfully, "Fine, you can deal with me.†   (source)
  • His tone was reproachful; it made me laugh.†   (source)
  • But it wasn't a reproachful stare.†   (source)
  • She ran to them both, pried Danny out of Jack's arms somehow (she saw the look of angry reproach on his face but filed it away for later consideration), and lifted him up.†   (source)
  • "Oh come now," Bast reproached, his smile falling away.†   (source)
  • Wasn't it her father who put those reproachful—or self-reproachful—words in Alberto's mouth?†   (source)
  • Every now and then when I remembered that Betsie's cold had settled in her chest and threatened, as hers always did, to turn into pneumonia, I would reproach myself for being anything but distressed at the present arrangement.†   (source)
  • You have nothing to reproach yourself with.†   (source)
  • She sometimes felt that his praying was not neutral towards her, in fact she suspected it carried a hint of reproach, though why she felt this she could not say, for he had never told her to pray nor berated her for not praying.†   (source)
  • He looked at me reproachfully.†   (source)
  • 'You care here to ponder mortals, justice done to mortals?' he asked; but there was no reproach or mockery in his tone.†   (source)
  • Grace —and then cried out in reproachful surprise as Magnus snatched the book off her lap.†   (source)
  • Deaf to his calm reasoning, to his sense of reality, Arcadio reproached him in public for his weakness of character.†   (source)
  • The stain this has left on my psyche is not the sort of thing that washes off after a few months of grief and guiltridden self-reproach.†   (source)
  • "Except for the lives, m'Lord," Gurney said, and there was a tone of reproach in his voice as though to say: "When did an Atreides worry first about things when people were at stake?"†   (source)
  • "Xander," his mother says next to him, amusement mingled with reproach in her voice.†   (source)
  • His freedom to come and go stung her like a reproach, like an injustice.†   (source)
  • But to me, Emily Sue was what I came to think of as a forever friend, somebody I could tell the truth to without fear of reproach.†   (source)
  • I have a sense that his ready yielding to our wishes and demands is a private weapon of reproach.†   (source)
  • They seemed to watch him with a kind of despairing, beseeching reproach.†   (source)
  • That evening, she waited until prayer time—which was a daily ritual in the house—and confronted me with my misdeed, reproaching me for taking the bread from a poor servant of God and disgracing the family.†   (source)
  • Who is it who teaches me that in the language of eyes a stare is an invasion and a reproach?†   (source)
  • Mrs. Hickock, a plump woman with a soft, round face un-marred by a lifetime of dawn-to-dark endeavor, reproached him.†   (source)
  • They reluctantly bowed in the face of her quiet reproach and soothed their bruised authority by giving her cheaper and cheaper baby dolls.†   (source)
  • But she felt it anyway, fair judgment or not, and lay awake on her cot through half the night, tense with self-reproach.†   (source)
  • And so the four of us are assembled in Mrs. Nightwing's office, under the reproachful eyes of the peacock-tail wallpaper, listening to accusations and blame, watching helplessly as our freedom unravels thread by thread.†   (source)
  • And it was harder for him to stay quiet, which drew more reproachful glares from Alec.†   (source)
  • The moment he hung up, he reproached himself for not telling her to go straight there.†   (source)
  • He figured the steely-eyed officer was someone above reproach, whose commitment to his duty was unquestioned.†   (source)
  • When he found that was all I had he swam around in circles, looking at me reproachfully.†   (source)
  • The woman in the bed—she was scarcely more than a girl, with shining dark eyes and a profusion of jetty ringlets about her elfish, pretty little face—seemed to feel that this speech was in the nature of a reproach.†   (source)
  • Now, looking at him in this picture, Annie felt herself reproached.†   (source)
  • "Only in size, not in history," said the old man reproachfully, glancing at his watch and moving the telescope with the care of someone who has done this a thousand times before.†   (source)
  • He spoke rapidly, his voice sharp with reproach.†   (source)
  • He converted it to self-reproach.†   (source)
  • A retreating army was always "encircled with difficulties," and "declining an engagement subjects a general to reproach."†   (source)
  • He was downcast and burdened with self-reproach when he stepped without noise from the colonel's office on his rubber-soled and rubber-heeled brown shoes.†   (source)
  • She's sitting on the stairs, waiting for me—and there's a reproachful expression on her face.†   (source)
  • I'd never heard these kinds of reproaches in our home, not even from Uncle.†   (source)
  • I did not go, and for that I will forever reproach myself.†   (source)
  • Seeing them look back at me as though even then in that nineteenth-century day they had expected little, and this with a grim, unillusioned pride that suddenly seemed to me both a reproach and a warning.†   (source)
  • He could not have mistaken the reproach on the faces of those around him.†   (source)
  • He's reproachful but sees how it's going to be.†   (source)
  • His skis, lying dusty and neglected at the back of his closet, reproach him each morning.†   (source)
  • He closed the door, then saw Hespira's look of reproach and opened it again to thank whoever or whatever lingered in the hall.†   (source)
  • She said reproachfully, "Jean!"†   (source)
  • He offers Celia a packet, and she accepts it without reproaching him.†   (source)
  • His mother noticed how irritable he was and reproached him frequently for his excessive smoking.†   (source)
  • Some people reproach the Southern States for the barbarous policy of considering part of their human brethren as property.†   (source)
  • This was meant as some kind of reproach, some kind of diminishment.†   (source)
  • There was no reproach or anger in his expression.†   (source)
  • He stood at her door, behind him the oblong pool shimmering silent in a mild diffusion of light from the nighttime sky, saying, "Mrs. Maas," like a reproach.†   (source)
  • VINEY [REPROACHFULLY]: Cap'n Keller, now how'm I gone get her to eat her supper you fill her up with that trash?†   (source)
  • And at last this awkward vulnerability and self-reproach, which in some remote and indefinable way reminded her of a small boy.†   (source)
  • TYRONE Plays mechanically-gently reproachful.†   (source)
  • CROMWELL (Reproachful) Well, I always understood he set you up in life.†   (source)
  • There's no point in reproaching yourself now.†   (source)
  • I phoned Mother; she was reproachful about my not having written and I promised to visit Alaska as soon as I could.†   (source)
  • But his reproach was not enough to stop her from pouring out the fear curdled up inside.†   (source)
  • Alexander Alexandrovich turned, gave her a reproachful look, and shrugged his shoulders, but she stood her ground.†   (source)
  • And if I do break down, why don't reproach yourself.†   (source)
  • With a reproachful look at him the woman reached up and took off her hat.†   (source)
  • And the half-humorous, half-reproachful voice left her disarmed against him.†   (source)
  • The others reproached her sharply, and they went outside.   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • "I don't want you to make excuses for me." He said it simply, without reproach.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • Poirot cast on him a look of reproach.   (source)
  • "But sometimes I wish you hadn't asked me them questions," Bigger said in a voice that had as much reproach in it for Max as it had for himself.   (source)
  • I tore open the letter (Poirot for once did not reproach me for untidiness) and extracted the printed sheet.   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • Helmholtz gave it; and gave it without a reproach, without a comment, as though he had forgotten that there had ever been a quarrel.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • The look she gave him was charged with an unspeakable terror–with terror and, it seemed to him, reproach.   (source)
  • "Her eyes," he murmured, "Her eyes, her hair, her cheek, her gait, her voice; Handlest in thy discourse O! that her hand, In whose comparison all whites are ink Writing their own reproach; to whose soft seizure The cygnet's down is harsh…"   (source)
  • ...he had not been able to resist the shopman's persuasion. Looking at the tins now, he bitterly reproached himself for his weakness.   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • Her eyes were tenderly reproachful.   (source)
    reproachful = critical
  • The Savage looked at her reproachfully; then suddenly fell on his knees before her and, taking Lenina's hand, reverently kissed it.   (source)
    reproachfully = in a disappointed manner
  • Not without reproaches.   (source)
    reproaches = criticisms
  • She delivered reproaches, swallowed potatoes and drank from a yellow-brown bottle.   (source)
  • It was neither whining nor reproachful, but drily resolute.   (source)
    reproachful = critical
  • never any more did he reproach himself for feelings that were natural and sincere.   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • "You've been working too hard today, Matthew," she said reproachfully.   (source)
    reproachfully = in a disapproving manner
  • "I think he's lovely," said Anne reproachfully.   (source)
  • "It isn't nonsense at all," said Anne, gazing at Marilla with solemn, reproachful eyes.   (source)
    reproachful = full of disapproval
  • But she always checked the thought reproachfully, remembering what she owed to Marilla.   (source)
    reproachfully = self-critically
  • "You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully.   (source)
    reproachfully = in a manner that criticizes
  • "I thought you liked that Stella Maynard better than me," said Diana reproachfully.   (source)
    reproachfully = in a disapproving manner
  • There was no higher praise for her; no higher reproach for me.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable,   (source)
  • I do not reproach you, father, I make no complaint.   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • Anything might be bearable rather than such reproaches.   (source)
    reproaches = criticisms
  • She made haste to smile, afraid that he might not like the reproach.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • "She has been forgotten," he said, in a tone of pity not free from reproach.   (source)
  • That fault is not what I am usually reproached with.   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • Well, I don't think you need reproach yourself on his account.   (source)
    reproach = criticize
  • Can you suppose I should ever think of such a thing as repudiating you, or even reproaching you?   (source)
    reproaching = criticizing
  • but finally he reproached himself for staying so long without having done anything relevant to his own affair.   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • Robert must be above reproach.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • But when I came to think the matter over my conscience reproached me bitterly for having on any pretext allowed him to go out of my sight.   (source)
    reproached = criticized
  • "Oh how could you, Anne?" breathed Diana as they went down the road half reproachfully, half admiringly.   (source)
    reproachfully = in a disapproving manner
  • Because whenever I was naughty Mrs. Thomas would ask me how I could be such a bad girl when she had brought me up by hand—reproachful-like.   (source)
    reproachful = full of criticism
  • "How can you call it a GOOD night when you know it must be the very worst night I've ever had?" she said reproachfully.   (source)
    reproachfully = in a disapproving manner
  • I was so interested in it that I never noticed Miss Stacy coming down the aisle until all at once I just looked up and there she was looking down at me, so reproachful-like.   (source)
    reproachful = full of criticism
  • But the reproach was the unendurable thing; the one thing worse than parting with her was, that she should feel he had acted unworthily toward her.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • your eyes have been reproaching them every day for incautiousness.   (source)
    reproaching = criticizing
  • Catherine thought this reproach equally strange and unkind.   (source)
    reproach = criticism
  • There's more than a little difference there:' Deoch said with a hint of reproach.†   (source)
    reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism
  • The Chancellor looked at me with a tinge of reproach.†   (source)
  • "Blackened hands, Cob," Carter said, his voice thick with reproach.†   (source)
  • Alice's expression was full of reproach.†   (source)
  • I am a reproach to her; and a necessity.†   (source)
  • Perhaps Saknis had come to reproach him.†   (source)
  • Christ on Calvary looked down at her with his wounded, suffering, reproachful eyes.†   (source)
  • "I wish yeh'd stop sayin' tha name, Harry," said a reproachful voice behind them.†   (source)
  • "How would I know?" said Oryx reproachfully.†   (source)
  • We don't want Nabi's troubles to go to waste," Mrs. Wandati said with cheerful reproach.†   (source)
  • His eyes, circled with the white of shock, looked at Jack reproachfully.†   (source)
  • "Father," Ser Stevron said reproachfully, "you forget yourself.†   (source)
  • But she not only rejected the idea, she reproached herself for the frivolity of her thought.†   (source)
  • The big dog gazed at Bod reproachfully, then stepped away into the shadows, and was gone.†   (source)
  • Her eyes opened, and she looked at me most reproachfully for a few seconds.†   (source)
  • "Ron, don't hit him!" said a girl's voice reproachfully.†   (source)
  • The friends we had been visiting would reproach themselves for delaying us too long.†   (source)
  • Was there a touch of reproach in her voice?†   (source)
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