toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

reprove
used in Arrowsmith

6 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • As he lay in his narrow upper bunk at midnight, he saw her eyes, now impertinent, now reproving, now warm with trust in him.
    Chapter 3 (58% in)
  • After three years on a backwoods football team he still believed with unflinching optimism that he could sterilize young men by administering reproofs, with the nickering of a lady Sunday School teacher and the delicacy of a charging elephant.
    Chapter 2 (94% in)
  • She had often reproved Martin for his inappreciation of Howells, for wearing flannel shirts, and for his failure to hand her down from street-cars in the manner of a fiction hero.
    Chapter 3 (36% in)
  • The reproofs with which he had planned to crush her vanished.
    Chapter 6 (52% in)
  • He was cheerful, but never with the reproving and infuriating cheerfulness of an Ira Hinkley.
    Chapter 33 (96% in)
  • When Martin said "damn," Clif reproved him with, "Of course I'm only a hick, but I don't think a lady like the Princess here would like you to cuss."
    Chapter 39 (38% in)

There are no more uses of "reprove" in Arrowsmith.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®