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censure (one)

To criticize or scold someone, often in an official manner. The judge censured the lawyer for his outburst during the hearing.
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censure (one) for (something)

To criticize or scold someone, often in an official manner. The judge censured the lawyer for his outburst during the hearing.
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censure someone (for something)

to criticize someone formally for having done something. Please don't censure us for doing our duty. The legislature proposed to censure one of its members.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sa mere ne nommait jamais la sexualite sans la censurer, et ne la nommait que pour l'interdire, dans cette phrase emble-matique du double processus de nomination et de negation: "II ne faut pas toucher ton quat'sous, tu l'abimerais..." (Les Armoires vides II).
They leave the narrator unreunited with his sibling (who does not appear in the text, save in the fantasized sequence comprising its coda) but tainted by a complex, unwanted identification with him, produced in part by the narrator's (regretted, transitory) endorsement of his brother's conception of Holocaust survivor discourse as constitutive of a 'mythe [theologique], dont la fonction n'est autre que de nous censurer, en nous imposant une morale depassee' (pp.
Le fait d'accorder une trop grande attention aux droits de la communaute dans le domaine du materiau d'origine traditionnelle peut tres facilement conduire a censurer les droits de l'individu.
"Some things, however, ought to be vehemently reproved, that, when a fault is not recognized by him who has committed it, he may be made sensible of its gravity from the mouth of the reprover; and that, when anyone smooths over to himself the evil that he has perpetrated, he may be led by the asperity of his censurer to entertain grave fears of its effects against himself.
But in an unusual rhetorical move he anticipates criticism of his inclusion of Apollo in the final device: "Some Hypercriticall Censurer perhaps, will aske, why having Tytan, I should bring in Apollo, sithence they both are names proper to the Sunne.
That means a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent to sovereigns, a tutor of nations!
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Gerard Depardieu, star du cinema francais, avait annonce dimanche que la decision du Conseil constitutionnel francais de censurer la taxation a 75% des contribuables les plus aises "ne changeait rien" a son installation en Belgique.
Sartre considere cette vision comme un non-sens car pour censurer, il faut bien deja connaitre ou reconnaitre ce que l'on censure.
(25) Pierre Legendre, Jouir du pouvoir: traite de la bureaucratie patriote (Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1976) at 90 ("l'Universite demeure fondamentalement une efficace machine a censurer").
If such is the case, one would expect that Fortunata's attitude toward the abandoned lottery would be complex since she would literally be the child of a failed policy as well as its official censurer.