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Hagar turned from berating her, and thrust out her chin at Miss Georgie.

She loves you as I do; she has been berating me for indifference and slackness in the cause.

I saw him berating them and trying to shame them into joining their regiments.

One often hears one berating her own offspring, as "child of a dog."

With the license of old acquaintance, Brent went on with his berating.

The dog was alternately licking his heels and whining and berating the fox.

He seemed the typical ranch-boss, whose chief thought is to get the work done, and his berating was entirely impartial.

But he did not feel quarrelsome at the moment, and there was, after all, nothing very tangible to justify a berating.

Mullin, the contractor, very red of face and angry of eye, was berating the jeering crowd with the rough side of his tongue.

Here Fitz-Roy flew into a passion, berating the volunteer naturalist, and suggested a taste of the rope's end in lieu of logic.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from be- "thoroughly" + Middle English rate "to scold" (late 14c.), from Old French reter "accuse, blame," from Latin reputare (see reputation). "Obsolete except in U.S." [OED 1st ed.], but it seems to have revived in Britain 20c. Related: Berated; berating.

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