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Word: reproach

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

Sentences Containing 'reproach'

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.
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.''
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.
His regard for her was quite imaginary; and the possibility of her deserving her mother's reproach prevented his feeling any regret.
I have nothing either to hope or fear, and nothing to reproach him with.
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.
Fixed there by the keenest of all anguish, self reproach, she could find no interval of ease or forgetfulness.
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.
Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal?
The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable, the noble are most likely to incur.
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.
This fellow's reproachlessness was a standing reproach to every lad in the village.
``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.
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.''
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.
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.
`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.
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.''
she cried,``will you dare to tell me you did not know what you now reproach me with?''
``I have one thing to reproach myself with,''said he, stopping Albert on the steps.
Hatred evidently inspired the Englishman, who, knowing no other reproach to bring on the count, accused him of avarice.
Monte Cristo remained as unmoved as if the reproach had not been addressed to him.
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.
``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,''cried the general, as if branded with a hot iron,``wretch, to reproach me with my shame when about, perhaps, to kill me!
``Oh, this time, doctor, you shall not have to reproach me with weakness.
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!
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.
In that earnest look might be read a deep reproach, as well as a terrible menace.
Hate, reproach, the man that has spared my son's life!
Oh, look at me closely, and discover if you can even the semblance of a reproach in me.''
I neither reproach you nor hate you, my friend.
``Oh,''exclaimed Morrel, with a glance full of bitter reproach,``do you think it possible that I could be?''
To violate this combination is everywhere a most unpopular action, and a sort of reproach to a master among his neighbours and equals.
All other things I call luxuries, without meaning, by this appellation, to throw the smallest degree of reproach upon the temperate use of them.
A man of any rank may, without any reproach, abstain totally from tasting such liquors.
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.
Think thyself fit and worthy to speak, or to do anything that is according to nature, and let not the reproach, or report of some that may ensue upon it, ever deter thee.
When any shall either impeach thee with false accusations, or hatefully reproach thee, or shall use any such carriage towards thee, get thee presently to their minds and understandings, and look in them, and behold what manner of men they be.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Sophy told me afterwards, that the self-reproach she underwent while she was in attendance upon Sarah, no words could describe.
I don't mean to reproach you, my dear, but this is not comfortable.'
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.
There was no higher praise for her; no higher reproach for me.
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.
The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable, the noble are most likely to incur.

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