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reprove
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • And this particular reproof irritated him more than any other.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (5% in)
  • But where Caleb's feeling and judgment strongly pronounced, he was a ruler; and in spite of his mildness and timidity in reproving, every one about him knew that on the exceptional occasions when he chose, he was absolute.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (28% in)
  • The quick vision that his life was after all a failure, that he was a dishonored man, and must quail before the glance of those towards whom he had habitually assumed the attitude of a reprover—that God had disowned him before men and left him unscreened to the triumphant scorn of those who were glad to have their hatred justified—the sense of utter futility in that equivocation with his conscience in dealing with the life of his accomplice, an equivocation which now turned venomously...
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (96% in)

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