• WordNet 3.6
    • n reproval an act or expression of criticism and censure "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reproval The aet of reproving; admonition; reproof.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reproval the act of reproving: reproof
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  • Socrates
    “Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “To reprove small faults within due vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend's forehead.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reprover (Fr. réprouver)—L. reprobāre, the opposite of approbāre (cf. Approve)—re-, off, probāre, to try.


In literature:

Her father, she knew, would speak reprovingly, and then laugh at her.
"Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore" by Amy Brooks
I cannot argue with him; I cannot reprove the man to whom I owe so much.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I have reproved Joseph.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
She was firm and reproved me for discussing movements over the telephone.
"Diary of a U-Boat Commander" by Anonymous
Barlasch held up a reproving hand.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
I have often had to reprove my parishioners for not being charitable enough, but it is very strange to find one who is too charitable.
"The Doings Of Raffles Haw" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Glory told the truth, and was reproved.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
Do you not feel within you that which can reprove them, which can check, which can convince them?
"Woman in the Nineteenth Century" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
First, That he never reproved these for their Imployment or Calling, as he did the Scribes and the Mony-Changers.
"The Compleat Angler" by Izaak Walton
And she bitterly reproved him.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4." by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

In poetry:

Yet he chid not her reproving,
Bore it all in quiet part—
Said: It is but misery moving
Pulses foreign to her heart.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
She. No, night's bird and love's
Bids all true lovers rest,
While his loud song reproves
The murderous stealth of day.
"Parting" by William Butler Yeats
Oh, not to reprove my brothers,
Yet I, who am less than less,
Would bring thee my joy of being
The rose of my happiness.
"Heart Of A Hundred Sorrows" by Theodosia Garrison
Often those whom most He loves,
Most He chastens and reproves—
Folly leaves to frowardness;
Visits virtue with distress.
"Morning Hymn" by John Bowring
Her voice to laughter moving,
So merrily reproving,--
We wandered through the autumn woods,
And neither thought of loving.
"Lese-Amour" by John Hay
Then a glance of fond reproval
Bids such selfish longings flee
And a voice of matchless music
Murmurs 'Cherish life for me!'
"Power of Love" by Anne Bronte

In news:

However, her chief of staff reproved.
Reproving that God is not a God of fairness or love.
Environmental agency is "is not required to reprove the existence of the atom".
Ethics panel clears Rep Waters , reproves grandson.

In science:

So far we have simply repeated the argument of Section 6 and reproved the bound (6.1).
Averaging Fluctuations in Resolvents of Random Band Matrices
Note that this imbedding into a larger manifold argument can easily be adapted to the disk case reproving all the results in Section 3, hence the results in [C1], too.
Uniqueness of Area Minimizing Surfaces for Extreme Curves
For example, Nachmias and Peres used martingale methods to reprove the result as stated here.
A simple branching process approach to the phase transition in $G_{n,p}$
The result has been since then reproved several times with different methods [25, 13].
Wreath Products of Forest Algebras, with Applications to Tree Logics
We start with reproving the observation of Vasconcelos that a surjective endomorphism on a Noetherian module must be an isomorphism (the usual proof uses the determinant trick; see for instance [5, Theorem 2.4]). 4.1.
Semi-addivitity and acyclicity