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However, in its 2012 Annual Report the Committee disclosed that it had issued a Letter of Reproval to one member of the House (238) and a $10,000 fine to another member for using official resources for campaign and personal purposes and also for obstructing the Committee's investigation.
Such a charge, if substantiated, can lead to a range of consequences, from a reproval - a confidential agreement that includes monitoring of the educator by the state for a period of time - to revocation of an educator's license.
Lying by lawyers, especially those in expensive suits, is tolerated without reproval if done with the appearance of earnest sincerity.
Examples include reproval of Sacvan Bercovitch and Andrew Delbanco for failing to cite details of their work and frustration that reviewers of the second volume of Parker's monumental biography of Melville "were so reluctant or unwilling to accept documentary evidence that Melville in the spring of 1853 completed the book-length manuscript of The Isle of the Cross that they treated the book as only conjectural and two of them avoided using the title" (195-96).
Too often the rebukes delivered to poets working and poetry written within literature departments have an implicitly moral reproval behind them, though one that keeps the nature of the offence ambiguous.
It is a shame that the only recourse the current incarnation of the Democratic Party finds fit to use is one of weak-chinned reproval.
You're spilling," Sophie comments, reproval in her tone.
Yet among the people who knew him in the hang-loose '60s, there was not a moist eye in the house Thursday, or a word of reproval.
110) that points to the fact that the recitation of texts which actually belong to the category of "secret knowledge" was not the object of reproval or punishment.
In the original ending of the poem, the speaker ends by contrasting the labor of the natural world to the slacking gypsies ("The stars have tasks--but these have none"), but in the revision the note of reproval is objectified in nature itself, as the narrator reports a mode of "[l]ife which the very stars reprove" (23), observing those who are naturally and essentially different, who are indeed "[w]ild outcasts of society