All 6 Uses of
Cry, the Beloved Country
- Kumalo looked at him, not bitterly or accusingly or reproachfully.†
- — I do not like to reproach you.†
- I have not come here to reproach you.
Chpt 2.29 *reproach = criticize
- And John Kumalo said quickly—as though he had been expecting it: Reproach me? why should you reproach me?†
- why should you reproach me?†
- — I do not say that I should reproach you.†
(reproach) a criticism; or to express criticism or disappointment -- especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shameeditor's notes: The expression "beyond reproach" is often used to indicate that one must not only be careful to do everything right, but must be careful not to do anything that might make people suspect they did something wrong. For example, politicians often need to behave in a manner that is beyond reproach.
"Beyond reproach" can also suggest that something is perfect. More rarely, it can also be used to suggest that someone is too powerful or too well-connected to criticize.