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used in War and Peace

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harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
  • he was censuring his father for the first time in his life
    Book Nine — 1812 (33% in)
censuring = criticizing
  • "But a very kind man, Prince," said Anna Mikhaylovna with a pathetic smile, as though she too knew that Count Rostov deserved this censure, but asked him not to be too hard on the poor old man.
    Book One — 1805 (44% in)
  • His one desire was to know what was happening and at any cost correct, or remedy, the mistake if he had made one, so that he, an exemplary officer of twenty-two years' service, who had never been censured, should not be held to blame.
    Book Two — 1805 (88% in)
  • Bilibin was now at army headquarters in a diplomatic capacity, and though he wrote in French and used French jests and French idioms, he described the whole campaign with a fearless self-censure and self-derision genuinely Russian.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (36% in)
  • The party of the old and dissatisfied, who censured the innovations, turned to him expecting his sympathy in their disapproval of the reforms, simply because he was the son of his father.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (13% in)
  • Every violent reform deserves censure, for it quite fails to remedy evil while men remain what they are, and also because wisdom needs no violence.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (25% in)
  • Count Rostopchin paused, feeling that he had reached the limit beyond which censure was impossible.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (15% in)
  • "Now he is censured and accused by all who were enthusiastic about him a month ago," Prince Andrew was saying, "and by those who were unable to understand his aims.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (94% in)
  • If he now incurred Natasha's censure it was only for buying too many and too expensive things.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (61% in)

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