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chide
used in The Magic Mountain

4 uses
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Definition
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
  • "Now, now, my friend," the teacher said, laughing as she chided him, her downy cheeks turning red.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (52% in)
  • And when the news reached the great-aunt at the other end of the table, even she made a sly joke of chiding him; pretty Marusya, who had paid him barely any attention before now, bent forward to look at him, her orange-scented handkerchief pressed to her lips, and reprimanded him with her brown, round eyes.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (53% in)
  • Work, work—beg your pardon, but he is about to chide me as an enemy of mankind, an inimicus humanae naturae, for daring to recall a time when his fanfare to labor would not have achieved its accustomed effect—a time, that is, when the opposite of his ideal was held in incomparably higher esteem.
    6.2 - Someone Else (44% in)
  • "You should be ashamed of yourself, worshiping success like that," Herr Settembrini chided him.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (28% in)

There are no more uses of "chide" in The Magic Mountain.

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