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reprove
used in War and Peace

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Definition
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • At the end of the meeting the Grand Master with irony and ill-will reproved Bezukhov for his vehemence and said it was not love of virtue alone, but also a love of strife that had moved him in the dispute.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (26% in)
  • That's all right!" said he; and looking angrily at the unconscious little princess, he shook his head reprovingly and slammed the door.
    Book One — 1805 (**% in)
  • He'll show you what law is!" the mob were saying as if reproving one another for their lack of confidence.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (61% in)
  • In battle he was always under fire, so that Kutuzov reproved him for it and feared to send him to the front, and like Dokhturov he was one of those unnoticed cogwheels that, without clatter or noise, constitute the most essential part of the machine.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (86% in)
  • Denisov was angry with the Cossack because the saddle girths were too slack, reproved him, and mounted.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (58% in)

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