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  • v. Past participle of chide
  • adj. chided, reproved, rebuked or scolded


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  • As the twilight drew on, its eager yearning for the fire mastered it, and with a great lifting and shifting of forefeet, it whined softly, then flattened its ears down in anticipation of being chidden by the man.

    To Build a Fire

  • Those, thus chidden, also contracted and helped spread the contagion.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Believing in such stuff was for chidden and gullible savages.

    A Simple Misunderstanding

  • And the Mormons revisit the teachings they held only 30 years ago about blacks being chidden of God?

    The law prevents discrimination against gays -- even by those who purport to base their hatred on religion

  • Kolb went off, growling like a chidden dog, obedient but protesting; and David proposed to give his father indisputable proof of his discovery, while reserving his secret.

    Eve and David

  • But Voltaire did not know how much a man is the product of a system operating on, and with, the individual predisposition, or he would not have chidden


  • Mrs. Butler was sometimes chidden for removing these implements of pastime into some closet or corner out of sight.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Her distress was so real and so great, that Lucien, but even now chidden for his connection with an actress, saw Coralie as a saint ready to assume the hair-shirt of poverty.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • My dear Trliss Byron, let you and me with — draw; in compassion to Mr. Selby, let us v/ithdraw: we will not hear him chidden, as I see the ladies think he ought to be.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Yet, chidden for her long walks, stic/i engaging conversations! she cries out.

    Sir Charles Grandison


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