Definitions

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  • adj. Not reproving.

Etymologies

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un- +β€Ž reproving

Examples

  • When the duke arrived on the spot, the carnage was over, but he was unreproving as he inspected the gruesome result.

    Charles the Bold

  • Ross watched her deteriorate in gloomy and unreproving silence.

    The Second Generation

  • Mollie peered round the corner with her shoulders huddled in a shawl, and her face at once so cheerful, so unreproving, and so bleached with cold, that it was not in human nature to refuse the desired invitation.

    The Fortunes of the Farrells

  • "I can hardly believe it possible, John," his father's friend said, as he turned towards him a sad, yet unreproving countenance.

    The Lights and Shadows of Real Life

  • But such confidence as she could obtain, she was ready to repay by the most unreproving pity and the most ready service.

    Zanoni

  • Oh, no -- no; many motives conspired to send her into solitude, that she might in the sanctity of unreproving nature cherish her affection for the youth whose image was ever, ever before her.

    Jane Sinclair; Or, The Fawn Of Springvale The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • β€œCan you, with an unreproving conscience, say they have been undeserved?” asked Mr. Dacres.

    Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments

  • He was not doing anything that he called wrong, and full purposing to do everything that was right; exalting Lady Charlotte in his imagination alike for the favours she granted, and those which she withheld; and taking credit to himself for the homage that he rendered to the excellencies of Isabella, he banished from his mind all thoughts of the future, except such as referred to the excellent conduct which he was then to withhold, and gave himself wholly to the display of that magnificent hospitality and festive profusion, which could only have been well placed in the days of unimpaired fortunes and an unreproving conscience.

    Isabella. A Novel

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