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reprehensible
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
bad — deserving severe criticism
  • Tom looked at his legs, but left it uncertain whether he preferred his moral advantages to a more vicious length of limb and reprehensible gentility of trouser.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (85% in)
  • Mr. Bulstrode asked, reprehensively, what the new police was doing; but a voice could not well be collared, and an attack on the effigy of the candidate would have been too equivocal, since Hawley probably meant it to be pelted.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (74% in)
  • Fred and Rosamond had little to say to each other now that marriage had removed her from collision with the unpleasantness of brothers, and especially now that he had taken what she held the stupid and even reprehensible step of giving up the Church to take to such a business as Mr. Garth's.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (63% in)
  • Lady Chettam thought that such conduct was very reprehensible, and remembered that Mrs. Truberry's mother was a Miss Walsingham of Melspring.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (83% in)

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