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chide
used in Love's Labour's Lost

2 uses
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Definition
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
  • You chide at him, offending twice as much: You do not love Maria; Longaville Did never sonnet for her sake compile; Nor never lay his wreathed arms athwart His loving bosom, to keep down his heart.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The same (34% in)
  • This gallant pins the wenches on his sleeve; Had he been Adam, he had tempted Eve: He can carve too, and lisp: why this is he That kiss'd his hand away in courtesy; This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice, That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice In honourable terms; nay, he can sing A mean most meanly; and in ushering Mend him who can: the ladies call him sweet; The stairs, as he treads on them, kiss his feet.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The same. Before the Princess's pavilion (38% in)

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