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Word: reproach

Definition: blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful

Sentences Containing 'reproach'

A man of any rank may, without any reproach, abstain totally from tasting such liquors.
A second reproach is that this view may be as elitist as its aristocratic counterpart.
Albert was on the point of pronouncing his father's name, when Monte Cristo gently held up his finger in token of reproach; the young man recollected his promise, and was silent.
All other things I call luxuries, without meaning, by this appellation, to throw the smallest degree of reproach upon the temperate use of them.
And although her husband received her with all possible kindness, and without the least reproach, she soon after contrived to steal down again, with all her jewels, to the same gallant, and has not been heard of since.
Bring sickness, bring death, bring poverty and reproach, bring trial for life--all these things through the rod of Hermes shall be turned to profit.
But the thought came into my mind as a new reproach and new regret, when I was left so sad and lonely in the world.
Deeply as I felt my own unconscious part in his pollution of an honest home, I believed that if I had been brought face to face with him, I could not have uttered one reproach.
exclaimed Morrel, with increasing anger and reproach``you, who have deceived me with false hopes, who have cheered and soothed me with vain promises, when I might, if not have saved her, at least have seen her die in my arms!
Fixed there by the keenest of all anguish, self reproach, she could find no interval of ease or forgetfulness.
Hate, reproach, the man that has spared my son's life!
Hatred evidently inspired the Englishman, who, knowing no other reproach to bring on the count, accused him of avarice.
His regard for her was quite imaginary; and the possibility of her deserving her mother's reproach prevented his feeling any regret.
I don't mean to reproach you, my dear, but this is not comfortable.'
I eat everywhere, and of everything, only I eat but little; and to day, that you reproach me with my want of appetite, is my day of appetite, for I have not eaten since yesterday morning.''
I have nothing either to hope or fear, and nothing to reproach him with.
I neither reproach you nor hate you, my friend.
I often ask pardon of God, I swear to you, because this action, the only one with which I have seriously to reproach myself in all my life, is no doubt the cause of my abject condition.
If I ever could reproach her with her infamous condition, I would go anywhere to do so.
If she should come home while I'm away--but ah, that ain't like to be!--or if I should bring her back, my meaning is, that she and me shall live and die where no one can't reproach her.
If you do, I swear to you, for I have got to the end of my strength, that I will dash my brains out against the wall, and you will have my death to reproach yourself with.''
In making me the offer, you must have satisfied the delicacy of your feelings with regard to my family, and may take possession of Longbourn estate whenever it falls, without any self reproach.
In that earnest look might be read a deep reproach, as well as a terrible menace.
Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal?
It is surprising, therefore, that this philosophy, which, in almost every instance, must be harmless and innocent, should be the subject of so much groundless reproach and obloquy.
It was lack of the latter human attribute that the principle theorists of Cubism were to reproach the Impressionists and Fauves, for whom sensation was the sole necessity.
Monte Cristo remained as unmoved as if the reproach had not been addressed to him.
Oh, look at me closely, and discover if you can even the semblance of a reproach in me.''
On that head, therefore, I shall be uniformly silent; and you may assure yourself that no ungenerous reproach shall ever pass my lips when we are married.''
Several derivations of the surname Sackett have been proposed: The word "sacket" has two dictionary definitions: a bag; and a term of reproach or abuse.
she cried,``will you dare to tell me you did not know what you now reproach me with?''
Since I knew you, I have been troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever.
Sophy told me afterwards, that the self-reproach she underwent while she was in attendance upon Sarah, no words could describe.
The old man died, as I have told you; had he lived, Mercedes, perchance, had not become the wife of another, for he would have been there to reproach her infidelity.
The self-reproach and contrition which are displayed in his remark appear to me to be the signs of a healthy mind rather than of a guilty one."
The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable, the noble are most likely to incur.
There was no higher praise for her; no higher reproach for me.
This fellow's reproachlessness was a standing reproach to every lad in the village.
Those streets are narrow still, of course; many of them are ill paved yet; but the reproach of ill lighting can not be repeated, now.
To violate this combination is everywhere a most unpopular action, and a sort of reproach to a master among his neighbours and equals.
When she came to that part of the letter in which her family were mentioned in terms of such mortifying, yet merited reproach, her sense of shame was severe.
With this consoling idea, I leave you, madame, and most prudent wife, without any conscientious reproach for abandoning you; you have friends left, and the ashes I have already mentioned, and above all the liberty I hasten to restore to you.
Your retrospections must be so totally void of reproach, that the contentment arising from them is not of philosophy, but, what is much better, of innocence.
`Come,'said the captain,`we have done all in our power, and M. Morrel will have nothing to reproach us with, we have tried to save the ship, let us now save ourselves.
``At least it was not I who ever encouraged you in that hope, Fernand,''replied Mercedes;``you can not reproach me with the slightest coquetry.
``I have one thing to reproach myself with,''said he, stopping Albert on the steps.
``It is a frightful story, count,''said Albert, terrified at the paleness of Haidee's countenance,``and I reproach myself now for having been so cruel and thoughtless in my request.''
``Oh, this time, doctor, you shall not have to reproach me with weakness.
``Oh,''cried the general, as if branded with a hot iron,``wretch, to reproach me with my shame when about, perhaps, to kill me!
``Oh,''exclaimed Morrel, with a glance full of bitter reproach,``do you think it possible that I could be?''

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::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
::: anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
::: impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
::: extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
::: unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
::: irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated
::: militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers