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Reprehend

verb
(past & past part. reprehended; pres. part. reprehending)
1.
Express strong disapproval of.






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"Reprehend" Quotes from Famous Books



... best economists reprehend the policy of depleting our labor-market. Emigration is a timely remedy for adversity and to be very sparingly used. Labor ...
— Ginx's Baby • Edward Jenkins

... never inclined to quarrel with the "erroneous system" of a poem which he really liked. His comments on Byron's Darkness suggest that if he had read more than he did of Shelley and others among his younger contemporaries he might have found much to reprehend, but he held that "we must not limit poetical merit to the class of composition which exactly suits one's own particular taste."[346] Among novelists even less than among poets can we trace a "school" to which ...
— Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature • Margaret Ball

... gracious condescension to win his favor, all her insinuations could gain nothing on his obdurate heart. She promised him access to her whenever he demanded it; and she even desired him, if he found her blamable in any thing, to reprehend her freely in private, rather than vilify her in the pulpit before the whole people: but he plainly told her, that he had a public ministry intrusted to him; that if she would come to church, she should there ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. - From Elizabeth to James I. • David Hume

... are much more at task for want of wisdom] It is a common phrase now with parents and governesses. I'll take you to task, i.e. I will reprehend and correct you. To be at task, therefore, is to be liable ...
— Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies • Samuel Johnson

... treatise, not only as a monitor, but even as an importunate and sometimes impudent dun, who in this turn of life may convoy you beyond the rocks of adulation; and may not merely offer you advice, but confine you to the path which you have entered, and if you should chance to deviate may reprehend you and recall your steps. If you obey this monitor you will ensure tranquillity to yourself and your family, and will transmit your glory to the most ...
— Royal Edinburgh - Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets • Margaret Oliphant



Words linked to "Reprehend" :   criticise, knock, reprehension, criticize, reprehensible, pick apart



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