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reprove
used in Catch-22

8 uses
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Definition
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • 'I still can't hear you,' Aarfy called back innocently with an expression of mild and reproving perplexity.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (46% in)
  • They were both naked, and raising a rumpus that brought everyone in the apartment into the hall to watch, each couple in a bedroom doorway, all of them naked except the aproned and sweatered old woman, who clucked reprovingly, and the lecherous, dissipated old man, who cackled aloud hilariously through the whole episode with a kind of avid and superior glee.
    Chapter 3 — Havermeyer (28% in)
  • 'You just came out of the hospital ten days ago,' Milo reminded him reprovingly.
    Chapter 7 — McWatt (73% in)
  • 'You'd better not talk that way about Him, honey,' she warned him reprovingly in a low and hostile voice.
    Chapter 18 — The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice (40% in)
  • The pimp spun the turban high on his finger like a trophy and kept himself skipping inches ahead of her finger tips as he led her in a tantalizing circle around the square congested with people who were howling with laughter and pointing to Yossarian with derision when Milo strode up with a grim look of haste and puckered his lips reprovingly at the unseemly spectacle of so much vice and frivolity.
    Chapter 22 — Milo the Mayor (36% in)
  • Milo looked at him with reproof and turned back to his work.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (50% in)
  • It thrilled Nurse Duckett rapturously that Yossarian could not keep his hands off her when they were together, although she would not let him slip them inside her bathing shorts during the day when anyone was near enough to see, not even when the only witness was Nurse Cramer, who sat on the other side of her sand dune with her reproving nose in the air and pretended not to see anything.
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (65% in)
  • 'Chuck,' Colonel Korn corrected reprovingly.
    Chapter 40 — Catch-22 (94% in)

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