• Reproach. Old Roman
    Reproach. Old Roman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reproacher someone who finds fault or imputes blame
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reproacher One who reproaches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reproacher One who reproaches.
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.”
  • Aristotle
    “Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.”
  • Anatole France
    “We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.”
  • Demosthenes
    “To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.”


In literature:

My conscience reproached me more about Rupert and Henrietta.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
Jimmy looked at her reproachfully and proceeded to Aunt Evangeline.
"More William" by Richmal Crompton
Anna looked at him reproachfully.
"The Old Flute-Player" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
After awhile I looked up, and saw my mother watching me with a look of mingled surprise and reproach.
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Her eyes rested on him for a second in reproach, then dropped behind the veil of their lids.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Yet I didn't come to reproach you for that.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
She shall not reproach me more severely than I will reproach myself.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
She had reproached him, and had at the same time turned away from him.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Now she flushed beneath his look of speechless indignation and reproach.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins

In poetry:

But when appearing in a dream of dawn
Your faces seem More radiant than my own
I am sensible to your reproaches.
"The Right To Speak" by Rene Guy Cadou
Forbid, forbid the sharp reproach
Which I so justly fear;
Uphold my life, uphold my hopes,
Not let my shame appear.
"Psalm 119 part 12" by Isaac Watts
Mine eyes for thy salvation fail;
O bear thy servant up!
Nor let the scoffing lips prevail
Who dare reproach my hope.
"Psalm 119 part 10" by Isaac Watts
A mother's sad reproachful eye,
A father's scowling brow—
But he may frown and she may sigh:
I will not break my vow!
"Stanzas" by Anne Bronte
A mother's sad reproachful eye,
A father's scowling brow -­
But he may frown, and she may sigh;
I will not break my vow!
"Parting address from z.z. to a.e." by Anne Bronte
But now our souls are seized with shame,
Confusion fills our face,
To hear the enemy blaspheme,
And fools reproach thy grace.
"Psalm 44" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Is Dinu Lipatti beyond reproach.
I'll try to take life cheerily, and do nothing that shall make your dear face a reproach, when it looks into my own again.
The only artist who comes off without reproach is the dead one whose name has been nailed to the title, for this is, officially, Irving Berlin 's White Christmas.
I n Vladimir Putin's Russia, there is no more persistent reproach to his autocratic rule than the country's oldest independent radio station, Ekho Moskvy.
Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.
In his book he reproaches those who in his view have politicized the study of human nature from both the left and the right, though in practice more of his fire is directed against the left, particularly the critics of sociobiology.
Weei » Columnists » Christopher Price » Beyond reproach : Which NFL coaches have the most (and least) benefit of the doubt.
Husband's gropes require direct reproach .
A life beyond reproach .
Lung Cancer Patients Begin to Get Support, Not Reproach .
Facing Bankruptcy, a Record Pioneer Draws Gratitude and Reproach .
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has reproached Norway for commemorating its Nobel Prize winning novelist Knut Hamsun who sympathised with the Nazis, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Which included Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop -- drifted away, the overall impact of Butterfield 's music lessened, even if his amplified harp playing was still beyond reproach.
Liberal caucus staff 'reproached' for website attacking Dix.
To say that the Skyline High School football squad is above reproach isn't quite accurate.

In science:

This has the advantage of yielding simple abelian identities and of bringing into relief the principal obstacles which the gauge technique must circumvent before it can be considered a fully-fledged method, with results that are above reproach.
A critique of the gauge technique