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  • adv. In a reproving manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a reproving manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a reproving manner; with reproof or censure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a reproving or reproachful manner


reproving +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • I heard her call the dog's name reprovingly, then cry out in pain as the dog leapt from her arms. "

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • His lips pursed the monosyllable, "clothes," but Dick shook his head reprovingly.


  • She looked at me for a moment, her gray eyes serious and scrutinizing, as she passed me my cup; then laughter welled up in her eyes, and she shook her head reprovingly.


  • "Why, Dolly, this is most remarkable," Lute began reprovingly.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • “Cut in haste, repent at leisure,” Yetta said, waving scissors at her reprovingly.


  • Don't let's get carried away, he says, reprovingly.

    Alan Sugar ? the lord of all he surveys

  • She sighed reprovingly, dismayed by this flamboyant lack of courtesy.

    Fear, frustration reign at the polls

  • And once at a Kips Big Boy restaurant (I have probably told this before) she was eating a hot fudge sundae, and when a decidedly straight-laced just-out-of-Church family looked over at us reprovingly because of our high spirits, she painted her eyelids with fudge and gazed at them in a regal way.

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  • I think the most obvious Cavendish theatrical finish line salute at least for this blog would be "The Bike Snob" wherein "The Man Missile" tut-tuts reprovingly at the second place finisher's $6000 wheels and mimes the very act of blogging about the experience...replete with laptop.

    Signs of Victory: What it Takes to Win

  • "Some of us dinna spend our day idlin 'about the grassy banks, lad," he said reprovingly, rolling his eyes lewdly at me.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

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  • Is the verb to reprovingly reproved, or is it something else?

    January 23, 2011