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to feel or express strong disapproval of

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express strong disapproval of

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70 Reprehend not the imperfections of others for that belongs to Parents Masters and Superiors.
To advise to reprehend anyone, consider whether it ought to be public or in private, presently or at some other time, in what terms to do it and in reproving, show no signs of choler, but do it with all sweetness and mildness.
Blog comments that reprehend the authorities will often be deleted without warning.
And so Washington's reply to Nicola's letter was stern and clear: he would never assent to such an offer, and he was "astonished" by the request that he become a monarch, and must "with abhorrence" reprehend its author "with severity." Although he sympathized with the army's situation and loathed the disgraceful behavior of Congress with regard to payment of salaries (no one had worked harder than Washington to alter the management of congressional affairs in regard to their mistreatment of the military), he regarded any unconstitutional or unrepublican scheme to rectify the situation unthinkable and absolutely contrary to the principles of liberty for which the soldiers themselves had demonstrated in their victory over the despotic rule of a monarch.
Time and again, Mary Shelley saves her project from charges of abortiveness by reconstructing the now-vanished Percy Shelley into a monument of textual wholeness: I do not know whether the critics will reprehend the insertion of some of the most imperfect among [Shelley's works]; but I frankly own that I have been more actuated by the fear lest any monument of his genius should escape me than the wish of presenting nothing but what was complete to the fastidious reader.
Malaprop, whose absurd misuse of language is matched only by her misguided confidence in her grounding in classical culture: "Sure if I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue and a nice derangement of epitaphs!"
Her book's strengths and weaknesses, it seems to me, have to do with its relation, however distant, to some strands of the American Puritan tradition--on the one hand its scruple, scholarly thoroughness and honesty, and on the other, its apparent view that there are more important matters than art, and that we can and must judge and morally reprehend the past from the perspective of the present.
Having identified Latin worship as opaque, concealed, essentially meaningless "mumbling," the dialogue then moves on to cover a wide range of contemporary hot-button issues: papal and royal supremacy, the right to reprehend the Pope, popular access to Scripture, praye r to saints, the value of tradition, the role of good works, and so forth.
Just as we reprehend rendering portions of statutes surplusage, (Cit.) so too do we find it beyond our proper judicial capacity to render provisions of Federal treaties meaningless by an interpretation which would fail to give effect to all provisions absolutely.
To reprehend the popular in the name of the people, to berate vulgarization under the banner of the mob, such is the fate of those who convert personal judgement into a talisman of excellence, and then turn their back on those whose power of abitrary choice happens not to coincide with a pre-determined standard of the good.
reprehend such a subtle author and to diminish the praise of this work, when
While both classes were reminded of their responsibility to reprehend servants for their faults, middling masters were also reminded to praise and encourage the good in their servants.
"If I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!"
Thinking of the geography of contiguous countries, she spoke of the "geometry" of "contagious countries," and she hoped that her daughter might "reprehend" the true meaning of what she was saying.
(40) Thomas Elyot's Dictionary (London, 1538), defines the word "gesticulator" as "he that playeth w puppetts." Jonson in The Poetaster, uses the same word to refer to a particular kind of exaggerated theatrical performance, attacking his fellow satiric playwrights, Marston and Dekker, by questioning whether there is "any man so vile, / To act the crimes, these Whippers reprehend / Or what their servile apes gesticulate" ("To the Reader" 54-56; 4:319).