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  • n  an act or expression of criticism and censure
  • v  censure severely or angrily

  • That judgment, based on Virginia legal precedent and accompanied by the judge's personal reproof, turned Sharon and April into national symbols.
  • Churchill's reproof in the form of an invitation did not sit well in Washington no better than Stettinius' reproof in the form of abstention had sat in London a week before.
  • For reporters, disappointed that the talk had not produced more news, Adenauer had sensible reproof.

  • the Apostle Paul in Arkansas News
    All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work,Paul wrote.
  • Ferenc Gyurcsany in ABC Online
    Of course I am sorry.......... these were the words of reproof, affection and passion,Mr Gyurcsany told a press conference today.
  • William Styron in
    The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it,Styron wrote. "To the tragic legion who are compelled to destroy themselves there should be no more reproof attached than to the victims of terminal...

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