• WordNet 3.6
    • adv reprovingly in a reproving or reproachful manner "she spoke to him reprovingly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Reprovingly In a reproving manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reprovingly In a reproving manner; with reproof or censure.
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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:

What is the good of reproving him?
"Undine" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
The class rocked; even Miss Snodgrass herself had to join in the laugh while she hushed and reproved.
"The Getting of Wisdom" by Henry Handel Richardson
I am afraid the pride about being reproved is really the worse fault.
"The Trial" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Cynthia would have liked to reprove Jock Hallowell, and tell him there were some subjects which should not be joked about.
"Coniston, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Then she shook her head reprovingly.
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
He reproved Lord Charles Beresford for his breach of the club rules in, as I thought, quite unnecessarily severe tones.
"The Days Before Yesterday" by Lord Frederick Hamilton
This time Jock had no answer ready, and Jean reproved them both.
"The Scotch Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
The squat student looked at him seriously and shook his umbrella gently and reprovingly.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
He was playfully reproved for having taken Mrs. Gibson's words too literally, and for never coming before lunch.
"Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Spence's heart gave a leap and was promptly reproved for leaping.
"The Window-Gazer" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In poetry:

"Luckless for him has been my constant love,
Luckless the destiny I bade him brave,
For since a parent did our vows reprove,
Sorrow was all the gift my fondness gave.
"The Daughter" by Matilda Betham
After a pause ALICE began, "Well,
they were both very unpleasant characters -"
"De mortuis -" said TWEEDLEDEE reprovingly.
"I don't know what that means," said ALICE.
"Avenged!" by P G Wodehouse
VI. Where oft for me the fond endearment glow'd,
Slow to reprove, but ever prompt to praise;
Where oft for me the anxious counsel flow'd,
The moral precept, or amusive lays.
"The Picture" by Sydney Owenson
Permit them not to violate the least
Of God's commands, e'er thou dost them reprove:
But soon as they shall have in ought transgrest,
Do thou their souls to true repentance move.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Oh! I bethink me of the time,
When with each airy hope in view,
In triumph to this fervid clime
I bore a flowret nurs'd in dew!
No fears did then my joy reprove,
And it was boundless as my love!
"Henry, On The Departure Of His Wife From Calcutta" by Matilda Betham
Why mourns my friend? why weeps his downcast eye,
That eye where mirth, where fancy, used to shine?
Thy cheerful meads reprove that swelling sigh;
Spring ne'er enamell'd fairer meads than thine.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone

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:

They used Morse theory, but Teissier reproved their theorem almost immediately using more algebraic-geometric methods.
Equisingularity, Multiplicity, and Dependence
The result is reproved in Lemma (6.2) of in a new way, using the theory of the Wf condition in the spirit of the current work.
Equisingularity, Multiplicity, and Dependence
In this paper we reprove these results using an opposite approach: we first prove a priori that I is a topological invariant, depending only on the cohomology class of the closed 1-form.
Reidemeister torsion in generalized Morse theory
There, he reproved the Gauss’ conjecture, and improved the error estimate.
A mean value theorem for orders of degree zero divisor class groups of quadratic extensions over a function field
In particular [T] reproved Fox’s formula for knots in homology spheres, but not Mayberry-Murasugi’s, which was said to require additional considerations going beyond the scope of the paper [T].
Mayberry-Murasugi's formula for links in homology 3-spheres