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rebuke
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
criticize severely; or such criticism
  • "I'll tell you what, Wrench, this is beyond a joke," said the Mayor, who of late had had to rebuke offenders with an official air, and how broadened himself by putting his thumbs in his armholes.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (38% in)
  • Dorothea checked herself suddenly with self-rebuke for the presumptuous way in which she was reckoning on uncertain events, but she was spared any inward effort to change the direction of her thoughts by the appearance of a cantering horseman round a turning of the road.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (20% in)
  • Dorothea immediately felt some self-rebuke, and said— "I mean in the light of a husband.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (34% in)
  • Here Mrs. Bulstrode fixed her eyes on him, with an unmistakable purpose of warning, if not of rebuke.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (77% in)
  • "Teaching seems to me the most delightful work in the world," said Mrs. Garth, with a touch of rebuke in her tone.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (73% in)
  • Prices, I'll admit, are what nobody can know the merits of; and the sudden falls after you've bought in currants, which are a goods that will not keep—I've never; myself seen into the ins and outs there; which is a rebuke to human pride.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (70% in)
  • She was too much preoccupied with her own anxiety, to be aware that Rosamond was trembling too; and filled with the need to express pitying fellowship rather than rebuke, she put her hands on Rosamond's, and said with more agitated rapidity,—"I know, I know that the feeling may be very dear—it has taken hold of us unawares—it is so hard, it may seem like death to part with it—and we are weak—I am weak—"
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (67% in)
  • Was there not the geography of Asia Minor, in which her slackness had often been rebuked by Mr. Casaubon?
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (75% in)

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