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chide
used in Romeo and Juliet

5 uses
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Definition
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
  • O, what a beast was I to chide at him!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A Room in Capulet's House (67% in)
chide = criticize
  • I pray thee, chide not.
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — Friar Lawrence's Cell (89% in)
  • chide = scold or criticize
  • So smile the heavens upon this holy act
    That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Friar Lawrence's Cell (9% in)
  • chide = scold or criticize
  • Do so, and bid my sweet prepare to chide.
    3.3 — Act 3 Scene 3 — Friar Lawrence's cell (92% in)
  • chide = scold or criticize
  •   If, rather than to marry County Paris
      Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,
      Then is it likely thou wilt undertake
      A thing like death to chide away this shame,
      That copest with death himself to 'scape from it.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Friar Lawrence's Cell (60% in)
chide = drive away with harsh words
There are no more uses of "chide" in Romeo and Juliet.

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