At the weekend, her only son, John Hancock, 36, went public, upbraiding his mother for failing to provide security for her family.
Her eyes were averted, and she withdrew her hand quietly but gently, as not upbraiding him.
I was streaming with perspiration and upbraiding him for assaulting a cripple.
The friends around the bed then joined the parents in upbraiding him as having no pity on the poor infant's soul!
The bear, far from upbraiding him for driving it from its home, had pity, and no fear at all.
And thus he left me, upbraiding myself that I should have mentioned money.
He paused, and to assure her it was not she he was upbraiding, smiled cheerfully.
The father joined in the upbraiding, the disowning of an undutiful daughter.
I wrote to her upbraiding her for her precipitation, and imploring a final interview.
Had Dickies courage failed him, had he taken to the woods, or was he upbraiding her of the gatepost for the sin of conceit?
Old English upbregdan "bring forth as a ground for censure," from up "up" + bregdan "move quickly, intertwine" (see braid (v.)). Cf. Middle Swedish upbrygdha. Meaning "scold" is first attested late 13c. Related: Upbraided; upbraiding.