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- n. The act of reproving
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The aet of reproving; admonition; reproof.
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- n. an act or expression of criticism and censure
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M. Rossignol felt a kind of reproval in the Cure's tone.
But Maud said, “Tut, tut,” in gentle reproval, and then asked why I was a blithering idiot.
Stanley's reproval astonished journalist ethics observers.
It used to be the political club would give a Charlie Rangel a great-guy's pass; the House would issue a letter of reproval or maybe a reprimand.
Molly does not take kindly to her aunt's reproval.
A few idlers passing by paused to jeer at the victim and throw balls of mud, and now and then a more sober citizen was to be seen, seizing a moment from the round of daily duties to attend to the moral improvement of the delinquent by means of a few well-chosen words of reproval and advice.
They both laughed politely at my bewilderment, Canning looking fond reproval at her.
A solemn, authorative voice of reproval against Ahmed's threat should have been raised in the House of Lords loud enough to have been heard in the Commons.
Away from Nancys constant corrections, from Mr. Hamiltons grim reproval, from the rowdy camaraderie of the other servants that made me feel I had so much still to learn.
This hopeful pupil edified by the above terrible reproval, the bachelor turned to another.