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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHIDED

“I might have knowed it,” Bill chided himself aloud as he replaced the gun.

None of the techs seemed to notice; they had often chided him about it, but he was used to that now.

But presently she raised her head, and saw that he was not eating, and chided him.

In a gruff, rude voice, he chided him for his imprudence, and told him to go in.

"You should not stand in the night wind, dear," Dan chided, gently kissing her.

Some present were chided, others were commended by their spiritual dictator.

"You forgot about our cattle, Mother," Stilwell chided, ignoring Morgan's request.

"You couldn't expect me to do that—you don't expect it," he chided, his voice grave and low.

She came with an umbrella, and the people laughed and chided her.

Again he chided himself for his inquisitiveness and walked on.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from Old English cidan "to contend, quarrel, complain." Not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is "probably related to OHG *kîdal 'wedge,'" with a sense evolution from "brandishing sticks" to "scold, reprove"). Past tense, past participle can be chided or chid or even (past participle) chidden (Shakespeare used it); present participle is chiding.

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