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reproach
used in Light in August

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Definition
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
  • Then they would be stranded as behind a dying mistral, upon a spent and satiate beach, looking at one another like strangers, with hopeless and reproachful (on his part with weary: on hers with despairing) eyes.
    Chapter 12 (23% in)
  • She seemed to see her whole past life, the starved years, like a gray tunnel, at the far and irrevocable end of which, as unfading as a reproach, her naked breast of three short years ago ached as though in agony, virgin and crucified; "Not yet, dear God.
    Chapter 12 (28% in)
  • She just lay there, propped on the pillows, watching him with her sober eyes in which there was nothing at all—joy, surprise, reproach, love—while over his face passed shock, astonishment, outrage, and then downright terror, each one mocking in turn at the telltale little white scar, while ceaselessly here and there about the empty room went his harried and desperate eyes.
    Chapter 18 (50% in)
  • Thinking goes quietly, tranquilly, flowing on, falling into shapes quiet, not assertive, not reproachful, not particularly regretful.
    Chapter 20 (77% in)
  • The faces are not shaped with suffering, not shaped with anything: not horror, pain, not even reproach.
    Chapter 20 (94% in)

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