upbraiding :

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  • n  a severe scolding
  • v  express criticism towards

  • Indeed, this was Clinton's strategy in an earlier debate, upbraiding her questioners from MSNBC and it may have turned the tide in her favor in Ohio and Texas.
  • When at last she did, she gave him a piece of her mind, telling Smith he had betrayed her people and upbraiding him for staying gone for so many years and never sending a word.
  • You would think that the President of France publicly upbraiding the President of the United States for naivete at the United Nations would be front page news - or at least news.
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  • Top federal prosecutor in NC Eastern District makes staff changes after court rebuke
    This week, nearly four months after an extraordinarily pointed upbraiding by judges in a hearing, Thomas Walker, the U.S. attorney at the helm of North Carolina’s Eastern District, made changes to his supervisory staff and adopted new rules for handling evidence in criminal cases. The moves came almost two weeks after the 4th US Circuit Appeals Court ruled in the United States v. Gregory Bartko ...
    Sept. 7, 2013 - The News & Observer

  • Maxwell Anderson in Indianapolis Star
    If we're going to be upbraiding other institutions for their conduct, it's incumbent upon us to be transparent and explicit about our conduct,Anderson said. "It's an enormous amount of work for our curators and registrars, but I think it's...

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