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Rebuke, vb. 1) to check, to restrain, to quell: “to r. the usurpation of thy uncle,” John II, 9. “we could have --d him at Harfleur,” H5 III, 6, 128. “under him my Genius is --d,” Mcb. III, 1, 56. “thou god of this great vast, r. these surges,” Per. III, 1, 1.
2) to chastise: “so I return --d to my content,” Sonn. 119, 13. “the gods r. me, but it is tidings to wash the eyes of kings,” Ant. V, 1, 27.
3) to reprove, to chide: “r. me not for that which you provoke,” LLL V, 2, 347. “why r. you him that loves you so?” Mids. III, 2, 43. “does not the stone r. me for being more stone than it?” Wint. V, 3, 37. “rate, r. and roughly send to prison the heir of England,” H4B V, 2, 70.
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