reprimands

[ noun rep-ruh-mand, -mahnd; verb rep-ruh-mand, -mahnd, rep-ruh-mand, -mahnd ]SEE DEFINITION OF reprimands
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPRIMANDS

He was careless of his duty, and equally careless to the reprimands that followed.

His brothers incur all kinds of reprimands, and under them he also suffers much.

She had so little time to devote to him, that it seemed cruel to spend it in reprimands.

Her exhortations were delicious, her reprimands exquisite, her patience was infinite.

Reprimands are not very heavy to bear; would to heaven I were free at that price!

It is very probable that among the reprimands he received at court, his affair with me was not forgotten.

His escapades grew wilder, the reprimands of the faculty more severe.

To obtain such discipline it is quite useless to count on reprimands or spoken exhortations.

Already there had been complaints of cut lectures, reprimands, and letters from home.

I met with reprimands for being in it, but none were kind enough to reach out to free me.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from French réprimande (16c.), from Middle French reprimende "reproof," from Latin reprimenda "that is to be repressed" (as in reprimenda culpa "fault to be checked"), fem. singular of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere "reprove" (see repress). Spelling influenced in French by mander "to summon."

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