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upbraid
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
express criticism towards
  • Her mother bore Tess no ill-will for leaving the housework to her single-handed efforts for so long; indeed, Joan seldom upbraided her thereon at any time, feeling but slightly the lack of Tess's assistance whilst her instinctive plan for relieving herself of her labours lay in postponing them.
    1 — The Maiden (20% in)
  • "Why did you slip away by stealth like this?" said d'Urberville, with upbraiding breathlessness; "on a Sunday morning, too, when people were all in bed!
    2 — Maiden No More (4% in)

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