reproach


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Related to reproach: beyond reproach, above reproach

above reproach

So perfect as to avoid criticism. His performance has been above reproach. I cannot think of a single reason he shouldn't be promoted. Just because you get good grades doesn't mean you're above reproach.
See also: above, reproach

beyond reproach

Perfect; unable to be criticized. I have to scold some of my employees regularly, but Tom's behavior is beyond reproach.
See also: beyond, reproach

above reproach

not deserving of blame or criticism. Some politicians behave as though they are above reproach.
See also: above, reproach

reproach someone for something

to rebuke or censure someone for something. She reproached ferry for gambling away all their money. She reproached herself mercilessly for her failure.
See also: reproach

reproach someone with something

to rebuke someone with reference to something. I wish you wouldn't continue to reproach me with things that happened long ago. She was reproached with something out of the past.
See also: reproach

beyond reproach

Blameless, faultless, as in Jean's conduct at school is beyond reproach. The phrase employs the verb to reproach in the sense of "censure or rebuke," a usage dating from the early 1500s.
See also: beyond, reproach
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However, there are as yet no efficacious interventions for communication of reproach and apology.
Righteousness exalteth a nation - but sin is a reproach to any people.
Maybe we need more time for elections that are beyond reproach," he said.
In their case of course they have had the common sense to resign their outside role in favour of being above reproach in the future representation of the people who elected them to the Assembly.
But of far greater importance is the principle at stake here: namely that Assembly Members should be seen to be absolutely beyond reproach in the way they conduct themselves.
in his new book, "The Reproach Is Lifted: Barack Obama Presidency" (published by AuthorHouse), explains that the election is not only of political and social significance, but also has spiritual implications.
When his boss tells him that celebrated playwright Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) is beyond reproach (not to mention the "only non-subversive writer read in the West"), Wiesler decides to bug the man's apartment and dig up some dirt.
Jesus, ever the gracious guest: His reproach, "Martha, Martha," is not a rebuke meant to discount her gift or refuse her repast but an invitation--right hand open--to draw her away from her worry and toward a restful heart.
These lying cheats need to know that they are not beyond reproach and it is thanks to you that we will not be kept in the dark.
Whether they're the last American Boy Scout or Girl Scout, I really think that the risk manager has to step up and fill that gap--risk managers need to be above reproach.
The material was, of course, beyond reproach and the performances were assured.
Noun stigma signifies "A mark or token of infamy, disgrace, or reproach.
Ironic, however, that these wise words came from a player who has no need to reproach himself for his own efforts throughout Liverpool's dismal run.
Such scorched-earth tactics have led a few trial lawyers to reproach their colleagues.
Restoration of the church rendered the Nikolaisaal redundant and, considering its existence a standing reproach, the town council decided to pull it down and construct a concert hall in its place.