verb (used with object)
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Origin of reproach
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historical usage of reproach
The phrase above reproach “not able to be blamed, faultless” first appeared in 1674; its variant beyond reproach is first recorded in 1702.
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It’s enough to make you paranoid — or, at least, make you consider that no one, not even the people we choose to trust, is entirely above reproach.I can’t trust my new co-worker, and I have a list of reasons. How do I tell management?|Karla Miller|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
To be clear—I do not believe powerful, accomplished women are above reproach, and I have criticized my share.
First of all, in his 25 years, by all accounts Lane Frost lived his life above reproach.
“I realize that I am in the public spotlight and my conduct needs to be above reproach,” he said.
A man of any rank may, without any reproach, abstain totally from tasting such liquors.
Sitting on the side of her bed, her gaze is downturned, replete with a combination of remorse, self-reproach, and despair.
"It is good to pray here," she said, in a tone the mildness and sincerity of which made the reproach more cutting.
The inheritance of the children of sinners shall perish, and with their posterity shall be a perpetual reproach.
For better is the iniquity of a man, than a woman doing a good turn, and a woman bringing shame and reproach.
The keen resentment had faded from his face, but an immense reproach was there—a heavy, helpless, appealing reproach.Confidence|Henry James
All the criminals go about and take their pleasure, thus occasioning much reproach.