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  • s  expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective

  • In countless different ways, it has almost always been an unpleasant, disagreeable, cheerless, uneasy and reproachful place; in the end, it can only be described as magnificent.
  • Many princes now sit in their drawing rooms amid moldering Victorian knickknacks, with the swords and shields of their martial caste decorating the walls and the reproachful gaze .
  • It followed a familiar pattern: Putin was mildly reproachful of Washington in his public statements, saying that the plan was "no tragedy" for Russia.
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  • Their View: Notes from the desert during a hot, dry summer
    Several mornings this week, when I ve gone out early to uncover the bird-feed block, I ve scared away not only the usual rabbits and quail but a young coyote, who trots off into the desert, pausing for a reproachful glance back at me.
    June 24, 2013 - Silver City Sun-News

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