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reproach
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
  • This whale is not dead; he is only dispirited; out of sorts, perhaps; hypochondriac; and so supine, that the hinges of his jaw have relaxed, leaving him there in that ungainly sort of plight, a reproach to all his tribe, who must, no doubt, imprecate lock-jaws upon him.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (71% in)
  • The head looks a sort of reproachfully at him, with an "Et tu Brute!" expression.
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (79% in)

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