- The destruction of the Afghan Buddhas was met with reprimands from our officials, while ancient religious sites in our own country are being turned into quarries.
- By way of reprimand, Othello was forced to demote Cassio, a severe blow to the high-ranking officer.
- When she insults Miss Bates at Box Hill, Mr. Knightley's reprimand really shames her.
- In fact, he was reprimanding some poor girl in front of her for not knowing the answer to a question, but Cath was careful to keep her eyes on him for the rest of the class period, lest he call on her.
- The Director reprimands him harshly in front of all the people at the meeting as a conspirator and suggests his deportation.
- Con's grandmother reprimands him for coming in late last night.
Mid 17th century: from French réprimande, via Spanish from Latin reprimenda 'things to be held in check', neuter plural gerundive of reprimere (see repress).
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