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Definition of "reproving" [reproving]

  • Present participle of reprove. (verb)
  • Expressing reproof; reproachful or admonishing. (adjective)

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Use "reproving" in a sentence
  • "Jehovah ; for it is thenceforth that the prophets, in reproving"
  • "At first the little Princess conducted herself haughtily towards them, and the Pine had taken immense pains in reproving and remonstrating with her on the subject, until at last he had rendered her more tractable, and she had grown accustomed to the society of these poor people."
  • "Hereby he teaches us that in reproving others we should take care to convince them that our reproofs do not proceed from any private pique or resentment, but from a sincere regard to the honour of God and religion and their truest welfare; for they are then likely to be most successful when they appear to be most disinterested."