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ree prohch

  • n  a mild rebuke or criticism
    words of reproach
  • n  disgrace or shame
    he brought reproach upon his family
  • v  express criticism towards
    The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior

  • The mother reproached the young boy for being on the internet and neglecting his studies.
  • Simon's public dealings could not be faulted so it is surprising that the tribunal meted out such a reproach to him.
  • The public reproach following the mining tragedy compelled the Director of the Company to quit.

  • Radomir Antic in Winston-Salem Journal
    We did our best, everything we could,Coach Radomir Antic said. "This was a good game and I can't reproach my players.......... In the end, we deserved more than what we got and now we have to go back home."
  • Javier Aguirre in The Associated Press
    I'ma bit disappointed because we worked hard and built up a group that could aspire to something, so I don't have any reason to reproach anybody,Aguirre said.
  • Lance Armstrong in International Herald Tribune
    I think it's the first time an athlete can actually be totally validated on the chance he's successful,Armstrong said Wednesday. "In my opinion, Don Catlin is beyond reproach."

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