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Rebuke, subst. 1) check, restraint, correction, chastisement: “not Gaunt's --s, nor England's private wrongs,” R2 II, 1, 166. “r. and dread correction wait on us,” H4A V, 1, 111. “thus ever did rebellion find r.” V, 5, 1. “to sin's r.” H6C IV, 6, 44. “for living murmurers there's places of r.” H8 II, 2, 132. “receives r. from Norway,” Hml. II, 2, 69. “the best of you shall sink in my r.” Oth. II, 3, 209. “so tender of --s that words are strokes and strokes death to her,” Cymb. III, 5, 40.
2) reproof, reproach: “against all checks, --s and manners,” Wiv. III, 4, 84. “why bear you these --s and answer not?” Err. V, 89. “I never knew yet but r. and check was the reward of valour,” H4B IV, 3, 34. “this dear and deep r.” IV, 5, 141. “would pluck reproof and r. from every ear,” Cor. II, 2, 38. “my caution was more pertinent than the r. you give it,” Cor. II, 2, 38 “we have your wrong r.” Oth. I, 1, 131. “a good r.” Ant. III, 7, 26.
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