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- n. One who reproves; who rebukes is a kind tone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, reproves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who reproves; one who or that which blames.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who finds fault or imputes blame
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Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
The sensibility of Lord Valhurst was not of sufficient magnitude to separate into two courses: the little he possessed was already occupied by his disappointment, in losing the beautiful prey he believed just falling into his hands, and he had no emotion, therefore, to bestow upon his young reprover.
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
To this the man replied nothing, but slackened his pace, and slunk behind his reprover.
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But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: and I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
Yet, that the censure may produce the deeper shame, God constitutes a heathen his master and his reprover.
John Downame cried, "is seated upon the ale-bench and has got himself between the cup and the wall he presently becomes a reprover of magistrates, a controller of the state, a murmurer and repiner against the best established government."
This will take off offence with respect unto the reprover, which unjustly taken, is an assured entrance into a way of losing all benefit and advantage by the reproof.