Definitions

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  • n. One who rebukes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who rebukes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who rebukes.

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

  • n. someone who finds fault or imputes blame

Etymologies

rebuke +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

    Hosea 5.

  • Having Maxine for a friend, a supporter, and an occasional rebuker has been one of the more interesting experiences of my life.

    Remarks By President At Dnc Dinner In Beverly Hills

  • According to the judges, the prize was awarded to him partly because he has been a 'rebuker at the gates.'

    Prophets With Honor

  • In biblical times the courts of law were located at the city gates, and a 'rebuker at the gates' was a person who defended the rights of the oppressed.

    Prophets With Honor

  • This lover of liberty, this gentle rebuker of kings, was of the free-thinkers, at least in the sympathy of political thought.

    Classic French Course in English

  • 'Look yo' here, Amos, 'said Deborah, raising the child in her arms so that her rebuker might look into its little features, ruddy and reposeful -- features where God's fresh touch still lingered;' luk yo 'here.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • Isaiah, who saw unspeakable things, cut asunder with a saw; of Israel led away captive; of John the rebuker of adultery, beheaded; of

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • _Le R.P. Colomban_ is, according to M. Fabre's habit, a sort of double-edged affair -- a severe but just rebuke of the "popular preacher," and a good-humoured touch at the rebuker, M.nseigneur Onésime de la Boissière, Evêque de Saint-P.ns, who incidentally proposes to submit _L'Abbé Tigrane_ to the Holy Congregation of the Index.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • As the clasp between the Old Testament and the New -- the close of the one and the beginning of the other; as among the greatest of those born of women; as the porter who opened the door to the True Shepherd; as the fearless rebuker of royal and shameless sin -- the Baptist must ever compel the homage and admiration of mankind.

    John the Baptist

  • To come neither eating nor drinking; to be stern, reserved, and lonely; to live apart from the homes of men, to be the severe and unflinching rebuker of other men's sins -- this was not the loftiest pattern of human character.

    John the Baptist

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