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reprimand
used in The Lovely Bones

2 uses
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Definition
to criticize someone by telling them what they did wrong — often in a formal manner
  • The only trouble in her file was a slight altercation early in the year when a teacher reprimanded her for bringing obscene literature—Fear of Flying—into the classroom.
    Chapter Two (82% in)
  • "No better than the child," his father often reprimanded her.
    Chapter Fifteen (6% in)

There are no more uses of "reprimand" in The Lovely Bones.

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