Monday, February 15, 2016


chide  - to criticize someone, or to speak to them in an angry way because you think their behaviour is wrong
I was glad of it: I never liked long walks, especially on chilly afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed. (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography by charlotte Bronte)

But for this, while I should chide him I cannot do so, for of all the ways David has of making me to love him the most poignant is that he expects it of me as a matter of course.(  The Little White Bird by Barrie, James Matthew)

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