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  • adv. So as to upbraid; scoldingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an upbraiding manner.


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upbraiding +‎ -ly


  • It is kind to keep me in countenance for this womanish weakness, as Mowbray has been upbraidingly calling it, ever since he has been with me: and in so doing, (whatever I might have thought in such high health as he enjoys,) has convinced me, that bottle-friends feel nothing but what moves in that little circle.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The vigilant wench was directed to them by seeing her lady take a letter out of her stays, and put it to the others, before she went out with me — afraid, as the women upbraidingly tell me, that I should find it there.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And Sally and Polly upbraidingly remind me of my first attempts upon themselves.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Scream on, my dear, upbraidingly said he; and barbarously mocked me, imitating, low wretch! the bleating of a sheep [Could you not have killed him for this, my Lucy?]

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Antony upbraidingly tells him that his great-grandfather was a freedman of the territory of Thurium [107], and a rope-maker, and his grandfather

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 02: Augustus

  • He would have continued to watch and listen until daylight peered upbraidingly through the chinks in the exit doors but for the sudden appearance of Susie Capper, dressed for the street.

    Who Cares? a story of adolescence

  • My natural temperament was far too energetic and outspoken for any appearance of saintliness, and many a time I said upbraidingly in my heart to God, “Why hast thou made me thus?”

    The God of All Comfort

  • Nat produced his treasure very unwillingly, and told Bet upbraidingly that if she had slept one moment longer, so as to allow St. Jude's clock to strike nine, he might have retained his treasure.

    A Girl of the People

  • "I've heard thee exciting John for the last half-hour, Mr. Washington," she said upbraidingly.

    Janice Meredith

  • Now he warbled half-angrily or upbraidingly, then coaxingly, then cheerily and confidently, the next moment in a plaintive, far-away manner.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers


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