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  • noun Plural form of upbraiding.


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  • Self-upbraidings that she had ever listened to such an expedient, assailed her with the cruellest poignancy, mingling almost self-detestation with utter despair.


  • In proportion as these self-upbraidings made her less deserving in her own eyes, the merits of the young Baronet seemed to augment; and in considering herself as culpable for having raised his regard, she appeared before him with a humility that gave a softness to her look and manners, which soon proved as interesting to Sir Sedley as her marked gaiety had been flattering.


  • "Kubla Khan," this lute "pours such sweet upbraidings, as must needs/Tempt to repeat the wrong" (12-17).

    Gothic Visions, Romantic Acoustics

  • I know the worst, and that will help me; for he is too noble to use me roughly, when he sees I mean not to provoke him by upbraidings, any more than I will act, in this case, beneath the character I ought to assume as his wife.


  • Indeed, the mutual upbraidings and grief of all present, upon those articles in which every one was remembered for good, so often interrupted me, that the reading took up above six hours.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I will only beg, that I may set out in a week for Kent, with my dear Billy; that you will receive one letter at least, from me, of gratitude and blessings; it shall not be of upbraidings and exclamations.


  • Hence your upbraidings and your chidings, when I began to totter.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Doubts, mistrusts, upbraidings, on her part; humiliations the most abject, on mine.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Bernadotte, subjected to the bitterest upbraidings by the Emperor

    The Torrents of Spring

  • Should, then, a man be fined and not pay the fine, he and his family, if he has one, are at once taken into this debt-bondage, not to work out the fine, but to toil away their lives amid blows and upbraidings — the daughters driven to prostitution, the sons to thieving, and even greater crimes.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither


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