reproachfulness love



from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being reproachful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being reproachful.


reproachful +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • She withdrew into the coach again, and he saw the hand waving towards him for a moment; but whether in reproachfulness or incredulity or misery, or grief, or sad adieu, or what else, he could not, being so hurried, understand.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Christians -- British, as it happens -- went and ruined my shtick, my reproachfulness.

    2006 National Prayer Breakfast Keynote Address

  • Then, in 1997, a couple of eccentric, septuagenarian British Christians went and ruined my shtick - my reproachfulness.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • He read perplexity and a kind of secret reproachfulness in her face.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • Ivanovna, with a certain reproachfulness in his tone.

    Anna Karenina

  • Petrushka made no reply, but he gave Mr. Golyadkin such a look that the latter crimsoned to his ears — looked at hm with an insulting reproachfulness almost equivalent to open abuse.

    The Double

  • “I had not forgotten that,” cried Katerina Ivanovna, coming to a sudden standstill, “and why are you so antagonistic at such a moment?” she added, with warm and bitter reproachfulness.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • She stared at him, whether out of curiosity or deliberate reproachfulness he had no way of determining.


  • The possibilities of coming disaster hung over her head, and her aunt's attitude of aggrieved reproachfulness was torture to the girl's loving heart.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • He looked at Stover in sleepy reproachfulness, and then slid around the counter in the shortest parabola possible.

    The Varmint

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