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upbraid
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
express criticism towards
  • Very often do the captains of such ships take those absent-minded young philosophers to task, upbraiding them with not feeling sufficient "interest" in the voyage; half-hinting that they are so hopelessly lost to all honourable ambition, as that in their secret souls they would rather not see whales than otherwise.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (58% in)
  • Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars.
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (39% in)

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