from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Reproached by one's own conscience or judgment.
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Virginia now, and I confess I almost felt self-reproached when you said that you were perfectly satisfied with my promise not to join the Southern Army "without my father's consent."
If you are self-reproached in the midst of a religious excitement, you will find that you will be almost induced to give up your own personality to please some one whom you hold in reverent esteem.
"God grant it!" responded the captain with a groan, self-reproached for the little faith beside the strong desire.
She could not reconcile the solecism of loving two men at once; and though her feelings had been as spontaneous as Nature itself, she was self-reproached with unfaithfulness and wrong.
"Paul is very patient," said Faith -- not lightly, as Margaret had spoken, but as one self-reproached, almost, for abusing patience -- "and they go to-morrow to Lake George.