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reproach
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
  • The old man who has reproached me with what never happened does not even know of this fact; I never told any one about it.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (25% in)
  • He was stylishly and irreproachably dressed in a carefully buttoned frock-coat.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (59% in)
  • Now you reproach me for having a weakness for that lady when you yourself incited her to captivate me!
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (67% in)
  • So here you have this man, this father who reproaches his profligate son!
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (67% in)
  • At such moments he liked to feel that there was near at hand, in the lodge if not in the room, a strong, faithful man, virtuous and unlike himself, who had seen all his debauchery and knew all his secrets, but was ready in his devotion to overlook all that, not to oppose him, above all, not to reproach him or threaten him with anything, either in this world or in the next, and, in case of need, to defend him—from whom?
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (2% in)
  • But who can reproach her, who can boast of her favor?
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (85% in)
  • His heart glowed with love, and he reproached himself bitterly for having been able for one instant to forget him whom he had left in the monastery on his deathbed, and whom he honored above every one in the world.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (97% in)
  • "What do I know about love and women and how can I decide such questions?" he thought reproachfully, after such doubts and surmises.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (48% in)
  • "I had not forgotten that," cried Katerina Ivanovna, coming to a sudden standstill, "and why are you so antagonistic at such a moment?" she added, with warm and bitter reproachfulness.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (57% in)
  • But you need him so as to contemplate continually your heroic fidelity and to reproach him for infidelity.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (59% in)
  • But her reproach was undeserved.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (7% in)
  • "Even if my benefactor must die without me, anyway I won't have to reproach myself all my life with the thought that I might have saved something and did not, but passed by and hastened home.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (14% in)
  • To her master's bitter, though deserved, reproaches, Marfa Ignatyevna replied that the fowl was a very old one to begin with, and that she had never been trained as a cook.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (99% in)
  • Looking at you, I reproached myself and envied you.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (60% in)
  • The monk is reproached for his solitude, "You have secluded yourself within the walls of the monastery for your own salvation, and have forgotten the brotherly service of humanity!"
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (75% in)
  • If you can take upon yourself the crime of the criminal your heart is judging, take it at once, suffer for him yourself, and let him go without reproach.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (91% in)
  • In the crowd in the dead man's cell he noticed with inward aversion (for which he immediately reproached himself) the presence of Rakitin and of the monk from Obdorsk, who was still staying in the monastery.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (4% in)
  • And now no one reproached them for it, no one raised his voice in protest, which was strange, for the majority of the monks had been devoted to the dead elder.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (13% in)
  • Pyotr Ilyitch asked him reproachfully.
    Book 8 — Mitya (47% in)
  • "Come, come, what a fellow you are!" cried Grushenka reproachfully.
    Book 8 — Mitya (69% in)
  • She was always fancying that Kolya was "unfeeling" to her, and at times, dissolving into hysterical tears, she used to reproach him with his coldness.
    Book 10 — The Boys (3% in)
  • There was a reproachful light in his eyes.
    Book 10 — The Boys (61% in)
  • "Can you really have put off coming all this time simply to train the dog?" exclaimed Alyosha, with an involuntary note of reproach in his voice.
    Book 10 — The Boys (65% in)
  • And in such a voice, so reproachfully!
    Book 10 — The Boys (88% in)
  • He reproached me with that!
    Book 11 — Ivan (9% in)
  • Say, 'I am sorry, forgive me,' and a shower of reproaches will follow!
    Book 11 — Ivan (34% in)
  • Alyosha went on, with timid reproach.
    Book 11 — Ivan (41% in)
  • Only when I said these words to you, it was not by way of praise, but of reproach.
    Book 11 — Ivan (49% in)
  • What reproach?
    Book 11 — Ivan (49% in)
  • "You don't understand?" he drawled reproachfully.
    Book 11 — Ivan (64% in)
  • "You don't understand me," Ivan exclaimed reproachfully.
    Book 11 — Ivan (74% in)
  • You reproach me with unbelief, you see, you say, yet you don't believe.
    Book 11 — Ivan (86% in)
  • And so I trust I may not be reproached, for confining myself to what struck me.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (0% in)
  • He was irreproachably dressed, but his face made a painful impression, on me at least: there was an earthy look in it, a look like a dying man's.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (29% in)
  • Persons severely afflicted with epilepsy are, so the most skillful doctors tell us, always prone to continual and morbid self-reproach.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (52% in)
  • —to reproach him with treachery, for she has betrayed him!
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (89% in)
  • I am reproached with having woven a romance.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (95% in)
  • _" Katya said, with bitter reproach, and she burst into tears.
    Epilogue (22% in)
  • "You won't forgive her!" cried Mitya, with frantic reproach.
    Epilogue (54% in)

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