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He looked at the reprobate's face for some moments and said nothing.

The reprobate made no answer to this; but he turned his face away and sighed.

There was an awful cause for that sudden start, that look of horror in the reprobate's face.

This man was a reprobate; but he had begun life as a gentleman.

A reprobate may be sorry for his sins, he may repent and lead a good life.

Don't you remember—the one who ran away from that reprobate Raa?

If they are reprobate and condemned, what have they to do on this earth?

One night this reprobate and stubborn character did not return home.

"Come out and show me this reprobate," said the husband, rising.

And yet, need it be said that this reprobate was beyond the reach of all forgiveness?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "rejected as worthless," from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn," from Latin re- "opposite of, reversal of previous condition" (see re-) + probare "prove to be worthy" (see probate (n.)). Earliest form of the word in English was a verb, meaning "to disapprove" (early 15c.).

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