Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to reproving: reprovingly
References in periodicals archive ?
Reproving the reprobate has to be the most fun of all of the works of mercy, while pardoning injuries against ourselves is certainly the most difficult.
Natalie Christie's pert Susanna landed reproving pelvic punches on groping suitors.
I had always thought of Wordsworth as a dour republican with the critical capacity of a vengeful schoolmaster reproving a wayward pupil.
This was intolerable and Boniface issued a reproving bull, which in 1302 was decisively rejected by the Estates General, even the French clergy supporting their king.
Two that might have been available to Cervantes were Pedro Ciruelo's Tratado en el qual se repruevan todas las supersticionesy hechicerias (A treatise reproving all superstitions and forms of witchcraft, 1530) or Martin de Castanega's Tratado muy sotil y bien fundado de las supersticiones y hechiceriasy vanos conjuros y abusiones (Very subtle and well-founded treatise on superstitions and witchcrafts and vain conjurations and abuses, 1529).
Bravo to Bishop Henry for his February 25 article in the Calgary Sun reproving Jean Chretien and Joe Clark for their hypocritical and scandalous stand on the issue of human life.
Most rock movies end up either pompously reproving, cynical or as pretentious as the average rock lyrics.
The sheer disparity in power between the United States and Israel, on the one hand, and the Palestinians as well as the Arab states on the other, has dictated that...the Oslo agreements would end in apparent success." The poor assumptions and narrow grounds of the process mean "it can neither lead to a real peace nor likely provide for one in the future." Said is highly critical of the Palestinian Authority, reproving of the militarized natures of both Palestinian and Israeli society, saddened at the usurpation of freedoms as a result.
An accompanying editorial suggested that "guidelines should be treated as guilty until proven innocent" and wagged a reproving finger at the widely used GOBSAT (Good Old Boys Sat at Table) approach to evidence-based medicine.
He didn't want to endure his mother's reproving glances.
FOR more than 50 years he had been the conscience of America's courtrooms--a reproving voice that had steadfastly challenged juries and jurists to compel the nation to abide by its pledge of liberty and justice for all.