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This man, who had slain four of the Annos, three of them after he had gone blind, who had slain still more men in his savage youth, never raised his voice in anger to Jerry and ruled him by nothing severer than the gentlest of chidings.
CHAPTER XVIII 2010
His chidings to Iraqi leaders "to take responsibility for their country and for their sovereignty" was uncharacteristically tone deaf and ignores the trajectory of Iraqi politics for the past two years.
The child reddened, looked sulky, and hesitated, while the mother, with many a fye and nay pshaw, and such sarsenet chidings as tender mothers give to spoiled children, at length succeeded in snatching the bonnet from him, and handing it to the English leader.
The Monastery 2008
Evidently Kerry has remembered these public chidings.
The old crone tottered alone the passages, and up the stairs, muttering some indistinct answers to the chidings of her companion; being at length compelled to pause for breath, she gave the light into her hand, and remained behind to follow as she might: while the more nimble superior made her way to the room where the sick woman lay.
Oliver Twist 2007
Hence your upbraidings and your chidings, when I began to totter.
Clarissa Harlowe 2006
A slew of e-mails, letters and public chidings from the press followed, and today, Oprah took the stage, with Frey and his publisher, Nan Talese, and acknowledged that she had been wrong, to the applause of her audience.
However, she still bore with unclouded mood the chidings her inattention brought upon her.
Then she walked up to him and rewarded dexterity with deep purrs and penalized failure with cutting indifference or unmistakable chidings.
The Scriptures were to teach the Jew conduct and prayer, and the chidings of the prophets were listened to in a penitential mood, but also joyfully because of the consolations to which they led.