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reprimand
used in The Brothers Karamazov

3 uses
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Definition
to criticize someone by telling them what they did wrong — often in a formal manner
  • Well, I spent the rest of the money on such an orgy that the new major was obliged to reprimand me.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (35% in)
  • After sternly reprimanding Mitya, he cut short all further inquiry into the romantic aspect of the case, and hastened to pass to what was essential.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (86% in)
  • I only know that afterwards, when everything was quiet again and every one understood what had happened, the court usher came in for a reprimand, though he very reasonably explained that the witness had been quite well, that the doctor had seen him an hour ago, when he had a slight attack of giddiness, but that, until he had come into the court, he had talked quite consecutively, so that nothing could have been foreseen—that he had, in fact, insisted on giving evidence.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (32% in)

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