- v. Simple past tense and past participle of reprobate.
“Baker observes but too truly, that the "State of Innocence" recals the idea reprobated by Marvell in his address to Milton:”
“Jonson's fault that many of his successors did precisely the thing that he had reprobated, that is, degrade the humour: into an oddity of speech, an eccentricity of manner, of dress, or cut of beard.”
“reprobated" in addresses by John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, and”
“I returned home, not disappointed, for I have said that I had long considered those authors useless whom the professor reprobated; but I returned, not at all the more inclined to recur to these studies in any shape.”
“I returned home, not disappointed, for I had long considered those authors useless whom the professor had so strongly reprobated; but I did not feel much inclined to study the books which I had procured at his recommendation.”
“Laying over on his long journey south, Grayson found that the failure to decide the location of the future capital, in whatever location, Pennsylvania or the Potomac, “is much reprobated in this City”; much of that opprobrium, naturally, fell on Morris.”
“Disunion was less to be feared as a result of proposing prior amendments to the Constitution, he said, than from “the adoption of a system reprobated by some, and allowed by all to be defective.””
“That might at least indicate they were unsure of their strength since, King claimed, they had previously “reprobated the Suggestion of Amendments” and insisted on “a total Rejection of the Constitution.””
“In my junior year, I went the way of Cowper and became convinced I was irrevocably damned, not because I thought I had been reprobated from all eternity past, for I had no developed concept of Calvinist teaching, but because I had talked myself into the idea that I had committed the unforgivable sin.”
“Nay, my first impression was to thrust it into the fire, the rather that it reminded me, in no very flattering manner, of the loss of the family property, to which the compiler of the history was so much attached, in the very manner which he most severely reprobated.”
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