Reprimand: a recklessness that cannot be too severely reprehended
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- Tolstoy particularly reprehended the widely held view of Dostoyevsky as a ‘prophet and saint,’ someone immersed in the conflict between Good and Evil.
- Once she had upset Sophie because Sophie was playing with her dolls and making much noise and Adele tried to reprehend her.
- I knew my posture had been less than perfect and knowing I had not left with the others I feared he wished to reprehend me.
Middle English: from Latin reprehendere 'seize, check, rebuke', from re- (expressing intensive force) + prehendere 'seize'.
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- ‘A freeman will have his hand cut off, but a serf…’ He shook his head in silent reprehension.
- The notice posted by Victoria Alexander of Films In Review is minimally positive but otherwise scathing in its reprehension of the film's ideological messages.
- Jones does concede, however, that very few artists manage to avoid reprehension as they struggle for fame and recognition.
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