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reprove
used in Babbitt

3 uses
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Definition
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • Ted was leaning back, smoking a cigarette without reproof.
    Chapter 6 (80% in)
  • You've done enough fooling!" he reproved the treacherous soap, and defied the scratchy nail-brush with "Oh, you would, would you!"
    Chapter 7 (34% in)
  • Mrs. Babbitt reproved, "Rone, I should think you could see and realize that when your father's all worn out with orating, it's no time to expect him to explain these complicated subjects.
    Chapter 14 (22% in)

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