self-reproving love

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Reproving one's self; reproving by consciousness of guilt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Reproving one's self.
  • n. Self-reproach.

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Examples

  • Here ceased the rapid flow of her self-reproving spirit; and Elinor, impatient to sooth, though too honest to flatter, gave her instantly that praise and support which her frankness and her contrition so well deserved.

    The New Beginning

  • With a self-reproving shake of her head, she quit looking.

    Terms Of Surrender

  • But the contemptuous exterior hid a self-reproving heart, and he felt how far more worthy Owen and Montagu were than he.

    Eric, or Little by Little

  • Just and self-reproving thoughts do not come to us too thickly, even in the purest air and with the best lessons of heaven and earth; how should those white-winged delicate messengers make their way to Molly's poisoned chamber, inhabited by no higher memories than those of a barmaid's paradise of pink ribbons and gentlemen's jokes?

    Silas Marner (1885)

  • "When you have been teaching all day already" -- she said in a tone between regretful and self-reproving.

    Say and Seal, Volume I

  • Just and self-reproving thoughts do not come to us too thickly, even in the purest air, and with the best lessons of heaven and earth; how should those white-winged delicate messengers make their way to Molly's poisoned chamber, inhabited by no higher memories than those of a barmaid's paradise of pink ribbons and gentlemen's jokes?

    Silas Marner

  • Here ceased the rapid flow of her self-reproving spirit; and

    Sense and Sensibility

  • Here ceased the rapid flow of her self-reproving spirit; and Elinor, impatient to soothe, though too honest to flatter, gave her instantly that praise and support which her frankness and her contrition so well deserved.

    Sense and Sensibility

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