• Reproach. Old Roman
    Reproach. Old Roman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv reproachfully in a reproving or reproachful manner "she spoke to him reprovingly"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reproachfully In a reproachful manner; with reproach or censure.
    • reproachfully Shamefully; disgracefully; contemptuously.
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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:

He reproached himself bitterly.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
He reproached himself for the thought, yet, do what he would, he could not drive it away.
"Wife in Name Only" by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
If this shameless Practice of the present Age endures much longer, Praise and Reproach will cease to be Motives of Action in good Men.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Stubborn people are like reproaches, and we have a right to laugh at them.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Where the Reproach of Failure Lies.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
Your daughter Celestine has too strong a sense of her duty to proffer a word of reproach.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
You will know the interpretation of the reproach, your conscience holding the key of the cypher.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
I wonder if he will allow the Reproaches to be sung in Holy Week?
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
We began it; and if they met us half-way, as they certainly did, it is not for us to reproach them.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
He had known her in reproach, in anger, in laughing mockery, in militant seriousness, but never before like this.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer

In poetry:

But thou took'st me, strong and tender,
Oh my master, by the hand;
Pity, cheer, reproach, and rousing
In thy words did sweetly blend.
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind
What can I do to be of service?
Convey somehow your own request,
For in the silence of your going
There's a reproach left unexpressed.
"In Memory of Marina Tsvetaeva" by Boris Pasternak
I, that I may not renew
Such reproaches, whilst you sing,
Whilst you read, in this clear spring
Thoughtfully myself shall view.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Before the scoffers of the age
I will exalt my Father's name,
Nor tremble at their mighty rage,
But meet reproach, and bear the shame.
"Psalm 18 part 3" by Isaac Watts
'Twas for thy sake, eternal God,
Thy Son sustained that heavy load
Of base reproach and sore disgrace,
And shame defiled his sacred face.
"Psalm 69 part 2" by Isaac Watts
In sweet reproach her gladness hid,
Her trembling voice says—low,
Less like the chiding than the chid—
"How couldst thou leave us so?"
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald

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