The King, however, chid her, and ordered them to convey her back to her chamber.
Indeed she chid Margaret for her lack of gaiety upon such an occasion.
But his wife, who had more than a man's courage, chid his weakness, and put heart into him with her manful admonitions.
His answer was a sigh, and when she chid him for it, he essayed a smile that was yet more melancholy.
I chid her for her awkwardness in waiting on me, and repulsed her at every step.
But the man noticed nothing in his impatience, and only chid her for her slowness.
"Don't say paid medium, as if the paying detracted from her worth," Benjamin Crane chid the girl.
Tom will not only be chid, but have to go without his dinner.
Vada chid him in her childishly superior way, but her efforts were quite lost on his delicious self-importance.
I chid them, and called to them, but even the fiercest would not follow me.
late 12c., "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from Old English cidan "to contend, quarrel, complain." Not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is "probably related to OHG *kîdal 'wedge,'" with a sense evolution from "brandishing sticks" to "scold, reprove"). Past tense, past participle can be chided or chid or even (past participle) chidden (Shakespeare used it); present participle is chiding.