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  • noun Plural form of chider.


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  • I fain finesse my chiders when they mention him, * As though the hearing of his name I would decline;

    Arabian nights. English Anonymous 1855

  • The chiders came to reproach me when * For him longing and pining my heart befel:

    Arabian nights. English Anonymous 1855

  • They decry lust in men, in order that, they who are chidden desisting from women, the latter may be left to the chiders; they condemn usury and unjust gains, to the intent that, it being entrusted to them to make restitution thereof, they may, with that which they declare must bring to perdition him who hath it, make wide their gowns and purchase bishopricks and other great benefices.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio 1344

  • With a mix of opportunism and testosterone, habitual chiders like James Dobson are swooning over Palin, light-headedly jostling to anoint and absolve.

    Clipmarks | Live Clips 2008

  • And left another light on other cheek bright li’en: I fain finesse my chiders when they mention him,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Oh, when her spotless bosom pants with disdain, how sweet to beat the little chiders, and by a friendly violence, which true and comprehensive wisdom cannot stigmatize, to teach her what is the true value of beauty, and for what purpose such enchanting forms as her's were sent to dwell below! "

    Imogen A Pastoral Romance William Godwin 1796


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