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  • n. Plural form of scolding.


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  • Her scoldings were a blessing in disguise, however; they roused my dormant spiritual tendencies.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • "I know that you'll never care for me, as I do for you," said Rose, "and that you will often scold me; but your scoldings will be my religion.

    A Fountain Sealed

  • With no end to the government's 83% ownership in sight and public and political displeasure still running high, Mr. Goodwin, 53 years old, now has lost even the right to be called Sir Fred during his public scoldings.

    No Sir: CEO's Knighthood Is Nixed

  • Some report receiving disapproving looks from fellow churchgoers and scoldings from ushers.

    Acceptance grows for autistic kids in church

  • Korotich viewed most of the public scoldings as acts, brilliantly performed, to placate the cultural conservatives on the Politburo.

    The Return

  • People familiar with the matter said Mr. Hester is increasingly frustrated with the public scoldings and suggested he could exit the bank, which is increasingly a target of political intervention, as early as the end of this year.

    Queries on RBS Chief's Fate

  • The homily ended, the severe gesture of our current president presaged scoldings for the old lion, but the crook of John Paul II would protect him.

    Yoani Sanchez: Cuban Archbishop Meurice Stood Up to Power

  • Summoning top executives of companies caught up in financial or legal trouble to submit to televised scoldings is a well-understood ritual of U.S. politics.

    BP Chief Says He Wasn't Involved in Well Decisions

  • After a series of scoldings and insults, Mahad would be led to the prayer mat, where Haweya and I would be waiting for him.


  • Kinky suffers a few perfunctory scoldings on the race issue, without resorting to calling anyone a Sip-Sip.



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