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Though methinks ye merit chiding for the grievous poor courtesy with which thou didst treat the great Bishop of Norwich the past week.
The quick chiding of Villa and the command of Harley made him pause in amazement.
Men will dishonour their parents as they grow quickly old, and will carp at them, chiding them with bitter words, hard-hearted they, not knowing the fear of the gods.
She took up a collection of all our small change, and herself tossed it overside, singly and in handfuls, arranging the terms of the contests, chiding a miss, giving extra rewards to clever wins, in short, managing the whole exhibition.
To this almost chiding declaration--because my vindictiveness seldom goes further than a bit of teasing--I said that I was really doing my best.
21, 2010, SPA -- US President Barack Obama revved up his effort on Saturday to curb corporate influence on US political campaigns, chiding Republicans for keeping the public "in the dark" by opposing a reform bill.
Souness appeared in the papers for CHIDING a tea-lady
Some of our top underwriting professionals have "crossed over" (as we delight in chiding them), bringing their considerable skills to bear for such agencies.
I remember chiding my labor council for its resistance.
Casey, the only announcer in the Twins' first 44 seasons, made a habit of playfully chiding Hatcher over the PA before every Angels series.
So next time you're chiding yourself for driving past the Sears Tower again on your way to O'Hare, make a mental note to check out Wyndham for your next business trip and stay an extra day to do what you want to do.
It must be all that sea air in Harrogate - Trade Secretary Patricia Hewitt chiding noisy Tories in the Commons after their weekend conference in Harrogate - which is among the furthest from the sea of any town in the country.
Kent's tone in these discussions is often polemical, chiding individual scholars and exaggerating their viewpoints.
Chiding the professional liability insurance industry for "manic behavior" in "the longest soft market any of us can remember," Michelle Duffett, co-founder of Insight Insurance Services, called upon the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) International Conference to change their insurance practices and "let long-term goals lead the way.