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reprove
used in The Merry Wives of Windsor

2 uses
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Definition
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • good Sir John, as you have one eye upon my follies, as you hear them unfolded, turn another into the register of your own, that I may pass with a reproof the easier,
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Garter Inn (60% in)
reproof = criticism
  • I shall think the worse of fat men as long as I have an eye to make difference of men's liking: and yet he would not swear; praised women's modesty; and gave such orderly and well-behaved reproof to all uncomeliness that I would have sworn his disposition would have gone to the truth of his words; but they do no more adhere and keep place together than the Hundredth Psalm to the tune of 'Greensleeves.'
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Before PAGE'S house (24% in)

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