REBUKE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of REBUKE
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rebuke
 v.  scold harshly; criticize severely
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Before anyone could rebuke him, his grizzled head went up sharply and he rose swiftly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
2  Sometimes she had gone into the kitchen to administer a tardy rebuke to the cook.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVII
3  Whereupon Victor administered a rebuke in the form of a volley of abuse, which, owing to its rapidity and incoherence, was all but incomprehensible to Edna.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
4  Whatever it was, the rebuke was convincing, for the woman dropped her hoe and went mumbling into the house.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
5  There was no voice of rebuke; but there were averted eyes; there was a silence and an air of solemnity that struck a chill to the culprit's heart.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  The man, somewhat crest-fallen by the rebuke he had received, repeated what the concierge had said.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
7  Amy stood a minute, turning the leaves in her hand, reading on each some sweet rebuke for all heartburnings and uncharitableness of spirit.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
8  The invalid complained of being covered with ashes; but he had a tiresome cough, and looked feverish and ill, so I did not rebuke his temper.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
10  They fancied him the mouth-piece of Heaven's messages of wisdom, and rebuke, and love.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
11  And, being too far off to accost the wedding party, and fearing also, the rebuke of the police, the two maskers turned their eyes elsewhere.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
12  de Treville had been so angry in the morning, and as a witness of the rebuke the Musketeers had received was not likely to be at all agreeable, he pretended not to see him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 4 THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS
13  This rebuke during the sober hours of school paled much of the glory of the Wild West for me and the confused puffy face of Leo Dillon awakened one of my consciences.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER
14  She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I
15  So the Waters-Loring plantation was stilled by the spell of dishonesty, and stands like some gaunt rebuke to a scarred land.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence:
1  No matter how sharply I rebuke Huck for his misconduct, he never talks back but just stand there like a stump.
2  The court did issue a stinging rebuke for what it calls their indifference to their constitutional duties.
3  Even one minute's lateness would earn a stern rebuke.
4  The chair sternly rebuked the audience for their laughter.
5  The company was publicly rebuked for having neglected safety procedures.
6  The manager rebuked the salesgirl sharply for being rude to customers.
7  I was rebuked by my manager for being late.
8  The editor recognized the plagiarism and rebuked the culprit who had presented the manuscript as original.