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244) Sentences issued only in writing, tacked on to dense, lengthy judicial decisions and unaccompanied by a public "ritual of manifest moral significance" that expresses the reprobative judgments of the relevant community, cannot fulfill these functions very effectively.
59) Puritan deception would send God to the end of the tether of His patience, extracting from Crisp a brief reprobative register, or at least an unsustained discourse of doom.
The mother's reprobative smile encodes the corrective attitude towards girls presuming to override the limits of proper femininity.