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Remember how often you used to scold me for tangling the yarn, when you were spinning on the great wheel.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
As soon as the old birds saw Josie and her mamma coming, they began to scold, and fly about in great alarm.
THE NURSERY, AUGUST 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 2VARIOUS
The frightened maid ceased to scold in her polyglot way and grew coherent.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
The old man became dreadfully angry, you may guess, and began to scold and curse in German.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
I charge nothing for the lodging—only do not sit up late and burn up the candles, for Therese will scold.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
If you are angry, the little rebel laughs and shows his two rows of pearls: if you scold him, he cries.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
A very good mayde she is and fully to my mind, being neat, only they say a little apt to scold, but I hear her not.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
In the small house the children do cry and quarrel, and tired Lucie will scold at times, and he does come home so weary, himself.
JOYCE'S INVESTMENTSFANNIE E. NEWBERRY
The boy's first impulse was to cry, but when he saw me he began to scold about having Beatrice loose in the barnyard.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Edward,” said Edith, “scold Pablo; he has been ill-treating my poor cat; he is a cruel boy.
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FORESTCAPTAIN MARRYAT
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WORDS RELATED TO SCOLD

  • bawl out
  • castigate
  • censure
  • chastise
  • chew out
  • chide
  • give one hell
  • jump all over
  • rake over the coals
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • scold
  • upbraid
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