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An act or expression of criticism and censure.  Synonyms: rebuke, reprimand, reproof, reproval.

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"Reprehension" Quotes from Famous Books

... than that in which they now stand. Actors must lay their account with being told their faults. They owe their whole industry and attention to those who attend their performance; but the editors hold that critic to have forfeited his right to correct the stage, and to be much more deserving of reprehension than those he censures, who, in the discharge of his duty, forgets that the actor has his rights and privileges also; that he has the same rights which every other gentleman possesses, and of which his profession has not even the remotest tendency ...
— The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor - Volume I, Number 1 • Stephen Cullen Carpenter

... had been rejected), and, by the casting vote of the Chairman, reported that the late Cabinet, when directing the expedition to the Crimea, had had no adequate information as to the force they would have to encounter there; but a motion to "visit with severe reprehension" every member of the Cabinet was parried ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861 • Queen of Great Britain Victoria

... may have erred in using the means in my power for accomplishing the objects of the arduous, exalted station with which I am honored, I cannot doubt; nor do I wish my conduct to be exempted from reprehension farther than it may deserve. Error is the portion of humanity, and to censure it, whether committed by this or that public character, is the prerogative of freemen. However, being intimately acquainted with the man I conceive to be the author of the letter transmitted, and having ...
— Patrick Henry • Moses Coit Tyler

... vengeance which inevitably follow idolatrie maintained against Thy manifest Word and the open light thereof." "This," Knox adds, "is the form of my common prayer as yourselves were witness. Now what is worthy of reprehension ...
— Royal Edinburgh - Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets • Margaret Oliphant

... is of this nature. When Professor Jowett would put forth something especially deserving of reprehension,—some sentiment or opinion which he either knows, or ought to know, that the whole Church will resent with unqualified abhorrence,—he assumes a plaintive manner, and puts himself into an interesting attitude; sometimes even folds his hands, as if in prayer. He then begins by (1) throwing out ...
— Inspiration and Interpretation - Seven Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford • John Burgon

Words linked to "Reprehension" :   scolding, chastening, what for, reproof, speech, objurgation, riot act, chastisement, earful, admonishment, reprehend, dressing down, unfavorable judgment, blowing up, monition, castigation, upbraiding, lecture, admonition, going-over, correction, bawling out, berating, chiding, talking to, reproach, criticism, chewing out, tongue-lashing

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