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Then, he bethought himself of a subtle form of rebuke by emphasizing his generosity.

They darted from Garson to the other three men, and back again in rebuke.

Aggie sniffed vehemently in rebuke of the gross partiality of fate in his behalf.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Times before had he said them before Phoebe Hart, and she had passed them by with no rebuke.

Not a hand was lifted up in accusation—not a voice was raised in rebuke or joy.

I would fain vindicate the marriage relation from this rebuke.

I echoed, wishing to rebuke this violence of epithet, but she would have none of me.

Truth to tell he realized that he merited a rebuke for his lack of observation.

But Gaspare evaded the answer, and substituted something that was almost a rebuke.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to reprimand, reprove; chide, scold," from Anglo-French rebuker "to repel, beat back," Old French rebuchier, from re- "back" (see re-) + buschier "to strike, chop wood," from busche (French bûche) "wood," from Proto-Germanic *busk- (see bush (n.)). Related: Rebuked; rebuking.

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