• 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)
And she bitterly reproved him.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete" by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Madam Permon glanced at them reprovingly, while welcoming the young lieutenant with pleasant words.
"The Boy Life of Napoleon" by Eugenie Foa
But the contemptuous exterior hid a self-reproving heart, and he felt how far more noble Owen and Montagu were than he.
"Eric" by Frederic William Farrar
And when she was come in, Crysant reproved her of the pride of her vesture.
"The Two Lovers of Heaven: Chrysanthus and Daria" by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Obeying thee, My sire, the Gods will ne'er reprove my deed.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
If no one pays any attention and no one reproves, he soon gives up the attempt.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
Were Undine but his wife, no one would venture to reprove her.
"Undine" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée
And so much for the mountain; ye see we have reproved it, God remove it.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
He reproved the conduct of the mob with severity, and even hazarded his own safety by opposing their outrages.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
And thereupon Kai was reproved by Arthur; and Kai was greatly grieved thereat.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)"

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
Formally, we have to reprove this lemma for (n − 1) × n matrices, instead of the n × n ones, but the proof extends to this case without any changes.
Lecture notes on non-asymptotic theory of random matrices
Hence, if the map f is a ghost, the composite f ◦ g is stably trivial, and so we have reproved that the generating length of N is at most its radical length n (Theorem 4.1).
Ghost numbers of Group Algebras
On the other hand, we make a constant use of notations, notions or results from which are neither redefined nor reproved.
Appendix to the paper "Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray"
Before we reprove this, we will first show a use ful auxiliary result that will also be used later in the paper.
Playing Muller Games in a Hurry
Recently, Olsson-Gabber proved Chow’s lemma for algebraic stacks and reproved the finiteness theorem (cf. ).
Stable points on algebraic stacks
We have reproved it in the viewpoint of the associated family of graded linear series.
On the limit of spectral measures associated to a test configuration
In Section 5 we briefly reprove one of Samuels’ results and use it to make a number of remarks concerning possible generalizations.
On Lehmer's Conjecture for Polynomials and for Elliptic Curves
As already mentioned, having accessible constants is crucial for practical applications, therefore we will partly reprove the result from using a more direct method.
Exponential Concentration Inequalities for Additive Functionals of Markov Chains
Hence, as a byproduct of our calculations, we reprove the uniqueness of these models for the representations under consideration.
Bessel models for GSp(4): Siegel vectors of square-free level
Combined with a later result of Nakanishi [Nak89], the Moeckel result, that we reprove here — and then generalize — is the following.
Distribution of approximants and geodesic flows