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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPROACHED

Apparently Major Deane reproached the two chiefs for their conduct.

With the consequences of my neglect I now reproached myself in vain.

I reproached her about them when I met her again twenty-five years later.

But I reproached myself bitterly for having worried the poor man.

Often have I reproached myself for a coldness I could not overcome.

Nobody questioned or reproached him, or seemed to have much curiosity about him.

It reproached his own idleness and it deprived him of her company.

"And you professed to be telling me everything interesting," he reproached her.

That is false; he reproached me with nothing, for there was nothing to reproach.

He reproached himself for the death of the girl as for a crime in which he had participated.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "a rebuke, blame, censure;" also "object of scorn or contempt;" c.1400, as "disgrace, state of disgrace," from Old French reproche "blame, shame, disgrace" (12c.), from reprochier "to blame, bring up against," said by some French etymologists to be from Vulgar Latin *repropiare, from Latin re- "opposite of" + prope "near" (see propinquity), with suggestions of "bring near to" as in modern "get in (someone's) face." But others would have it from *reprobicare, from Latin reprobus/reprobare (see reprobate (adj.)).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.