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Reproach (noun)

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Reproa'ch. n.s. [reproche, Fr. from the verb.] Censure; infamy; shame.

With his reproach and odious menace,
The knight emboiling in his haughty heart,
Knit all his forces.
Fairy Queen.

If black scandal or foul-fac'd reproach
Attend the sequel of your imposition,
Your mere enforcement shall acquittance me.
Shakesp.

Thou, for the testimony of truth, hast borne
Universal reproach.
Milton.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Shakespeare's Richard III (63) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Reproach (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 8, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=17315.


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