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used in Brave New World

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a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
  • 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?"
    p. 215.1
reproach = disappointment in someone for doing something wrong
  • Not without reproaches.
    p. 68.5
  • reproaches = criticisms
  • "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..."
    p. 144.3
  • reproach = criticism
  • Helmholtz gave it; and gave it without a reproach, without a comment, as though he had forgotten that there had ever been a quarrel.
    p. 179.9
  • reproach = criticism
  • The Savage looked at her reproachfully; then suddenly fell on his knees before her and, taking Lenina's hand, reverently kissed it.
    p. 189.5
  • reproachfully = in a disappointed manner
  • Her eyes were tenderly reproachful.
    p. 192.6
  • reproachful = critical
  • The look she gave him was charged with an unspeakable terror–with terror and, it seemed to him, reproach.
    p. 205.9
  • reproach = criticism
  • ...he had not been able to resist the shopman's persuasion. Looking at the tins now, he bitterly reproached himself for his weakness.
    p. 246.6
reproached = criticized
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