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reprove
used in Gone with the Wind

17 uses
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Definition
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
  • "Good Heavens!" thought Scarlett, reproved into silence.
    2.8 (48% in)
  • It was a voice never raised in command to a servant or reproof to a child but a voice that was obeyed instantly at Tara, where her husband's blustering and roaring were quietly disregarded.
    1.3 (3% in)
  • As far back as Scarlett could remember, her mother had always been the same, her voice soft and sweet whether in praising or in reproving, her manner efficient and unruffled despite the daily emergencies of Gerald's turbulent household, her spirit always calm and her back unbowed, even in the deaths of her three baby sons.
    1.3 (3% in)
  • It protected her from reproof, and it left no doubt in anyone's mind as to her exact views on any subject.
    1.4 (41% in)
  • And then— Scarlett came abruptly out of her dream of delight, for she had neglected to make the responses and her mother was looking at her reprovingly.
    1.4 (77% in)
  • More's the pity none of you have such hands," he added, casting fond but reproving glances at his girls.
    1.5 (58% in)
  • He arranged his face in what he fancied was an expression of careless unconcern and cautiously returned Scarlett's pinch to show that he was man of the world enough to understand and accept her reproof.
    1.6 (44% in)
  • Melanie's voice, measured and peaceful, a little reproving, rose above the others.
    1.6 (88% in)
  • Startled, at first horrified, at this lese majesty toward Atlanta's most beloved citizen, she stared reprovingly at him.
    2.9 (70% in)
  • "I think—" said Pitty, "yes, I think I'd better write Henry a letter about it—much as I hate it—but he's our only male relative, and make him go speak reprovingly to Captain Butler— Oh, dear, if Charlie were only alive— You must never, never speak to that man again, Scarlett."
    2.10 (8% in)
  • To think of her gentle mother reproving her so harshly and her father coming to town to talk to Captain Butler.
    2.10 (33% in)
  • Whenever Scarlett raised her voice in reproof, he went weak with fright as his vague childish memory brought up the horrors of the first time she had ever done it.
    3.25 (71% in)
  • Instead of punishment or reproof, she only regretted he had been shot.
    3.28 (14% in)
  • "This ain't no weather for a lady to be out in," said the soldier reprovingly, "with all this la grippe in the air.
    4.34 (15% in)
  • Her eyes were red-rimmed from tears and, after giving Scarlett a reproving look, she turned her gaze back to Suellen, a fierce angry gaze that boded ill for her.
    4.40 (29% in)
  • He took her to plays and annoyed her by whispering that God probably didn't approve of such amusements, and to churches and, sotto voce, retailed funny obscenities and then reproved her for laughing.
    5.48 (49% in)
  • Oh, I shan't marry anyone," said Wade confidently, luxuriating in a man-to-man talk with the one person, except Aunt Melly, who never reproved and always encouraged him.
    5.52 (20% in)

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