• WordNet 3.6
    • adj reproving expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n 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.”


In literature:

For what she had already done in that way Mary reproved herself.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
His sister had often reproved him for it after his return from India, but without effecting a change.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
It is the part of laughter to reprove his absentmindedness and wake him out of his dream.
"Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic" by Henri Bergson
She had reproved him for confessed follies in just the way that man loves to be reproved.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
His old companions came to reprove him for leaving them, to warn him of the peril of apostasy, to entreat him to return.
"The Lost Word" by Henry Van Dyke
Lydia and her mother, like gentle ghosts, listened to her, reproving and unsympathetic.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
She repeated 'amongst the highest' reprovingly, with the ears of barley in her blue bonnet shaking, and her hands clasped tight in her lap.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
It seemed that she was aware of the method of provoking or reproving M. d'Henriel.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
You reprove me justly, my friend.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
She reproved him: 'Fie, Mr. Urmsing; it's the making of them, not the keeping!
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith

In poetry:

I want a friend of noble mind,
Who loves me more than praise or pelf,
Reproves my faults with spirit kind,
And thinks of me as well as self--
"Friendship" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Then, I'll no more thy charge deny,
No more thy tender fears reprove:
Then, Laura, heave compassion's sigh,
For mine will be the sigh of love.
"To Laura" by Amelia Opie
No lure she finds in mortal schemes,
Which wiser fancies still reprove,--
Far happier in her woodland dreams,
With one sweet teacher, taught by love!
"Flight To Nature" by William Gilmore Simms
We that would fain seem wise
Assume grave mouths and eyes
Whose looks reprove
Too much delight in battle:
But your great heart our prattle
Cannot move.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
O Balaam! Balaam! ope thine eyes, and see
The angel just descended from above!
Return, return, nor touch the venal fee,
But hear the ass, thy avarice reprove.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Nathan received his Orders from above,
To go to David and his Crime reprove;
Attend great King! to what I shall unfold,
And briefly thus the well wrought Fable told.
"Part of the Twelfth Chapter of the Second Book of Samuel" by Cornelius Arnold

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:

This was originally proved by Kalikow , and we reprove it here for the sake of completeness.
The Point of View of the Particle on the Law of Large Numbers for Random Walks in a Mixing Random Environment
An important tool will be the following consequence of an inequality of Pl¨unnecke which was reproved by Ruzsa .
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
The special case p = 2 reproves the recent result (obtained by the contraction method by Mahmoud and Neininger [Ann.
Spanning tree size in Random Binary Search Trees
We find the asymptotic number of connected graphs with k vertices and k − 1 + l edges when k , l approach infinity, reproving a result of Bender, Canfield and McKay.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
Therefore, in Section 3, we reprove these results under our weaker assumptions.
Ballistic Random Walk in a Random Environment with a Forbidden Direction