As he moves towards a conclusion, he sounds an extended note of reproach.
A man of any rank may, without any reproach, abstain totally from tasting such liquors.
She was pale and quiet, and she did not reproach the man again.
But this only subjected me to reproach, as having a prepossession in his favour which I would not own.
Stung by this reproach and the supreme courage of their general, the men recovered.
He decided, for his own peace of mind, that he had nothing with which to reproach himself.
But I considered that I had less to reproach myself with than he thought.
Would that the conduct of England had been at this time free from reproach!
I have said that Mr. Charrington's name was bandied about among the sensual and the vulgar—all over England—as a term of reproach.
The tears were in her voice as well as her eyes, and there were reproach and disappointment also.
mid-14c., "a rebuke, blame, censure;" also "object of scorn or contempt;" c.1400, as "disgrace, state of disgrace," from Old French reproche "blame, shame, disgrace" (12c.), from reprochier "to blame, bring up against," said by some French etymologists to be from Vulgar Latin *repropiare, from Latin re- "opposite of" + prope "near" (see propinquity), with suggestions of "bring near to" as in modern "get in (someone's) face." But others would have it from *reprobicare, from Latin reprobus/reprobare (see reprobate (adj.)).
mid-14c., reprochen "to rebuke, reproach," from Anglo-French repruchier, Old French reprochier "upbraid, blame, accuse, speak ill of," from reproche (see reproach (n.)). Related: Reproached; reproaching.