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Definition express criticism towards
  • He would upbraid us with selfishness, with narrowness.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • He listened: someone was upbraiding and almost tearfully scolding, but he heard only one voice.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • CREON Not in derision, Oedipus, I come Nor to upbraid thee with thy past misdeeds.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Which of us has most reason to upbraid the other?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • And I think that she stated as much in her letter to Nancy and upbraided the girl with living in luxury whilst her mother starved.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • I stood in the entry watching him a moment, while something from within me upbraided me.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • She looked at him and, screwing up her eyes sternly, continued to upbraid the general who had won from her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Do not tempt my misery, Lest that it make me so unsound a man As to upbraid you with those kindnesses That I have done for you.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • No lurking horrors were to upbraid him for his easy credulity.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • What they upbraid the bourgeoisie with is not so much that it creates a proletariat, as that it creates a revolutionary proletariat.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • She upbraided herself for the sentiment, but could not overcome or lessen it.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Mistaking her, upbraiding her, owing her, now he needed to let her know he knew, and to get right with her and her kin.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • I would rather you had come and upbraided me with vehemence.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • For this he was upbraided in the Senate by Fabius Maximus, and called the corrupter of the Roman soldiery.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Mittelstaedt continues to upbraid him: "Look at Boettcher now, there's a model for you to learn from.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • In the hallway, she pauses to upbraid one nursing student about an error, ensuring that she'll never make that mistake again.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He knew his mother wanted to upbraid him.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • You left me too: but I won't upbraid you!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I upbraided myself for my absurd superstition, which had caused me to fall into the trap.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • 'We could hear in the shop Blake upbraiding Egstrom in an abusive, strained voice.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim

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