reproach for

reproach (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, criticize, or express disappointment in or disapproval of someone, oneself, or some group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. It filled me with guilt the way my mother reproached me for failing my exam. The federal court reproached the banks for their part in plunging the economy into recession, but stopped short of actually imposing any punishment or penalty. He reproached himself for saying such foolish things on his date.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
And again, he need not make himself uneasy at incurring a reproach for those vices without which the state can only be saved with difficulty, for if everything is considered carefully, it will be found that something which looks like virtue, if followed, would be his ruin; whilst something else, which looks like vice, yet followed brings him security and prosperity.
They glided rapidly along, Stephen rowing, helped by the backward-flowing tide, past the Tofton trees and houses; on between the silent sunny fields and pastures, which seemed filled with a natural joy that had no reproach for theirs.
in the alien night and then, again, cough full of reproach for the
"God, You gave your servant Ambrose grace eloquently to proclaim your righteousness in the great congregation, and fearlessly to bear reproach for the honour of your name"--Collect for the celebration of his Feast Day, December 7.
Few famous social historians escape at least an occasional reproach for overlooking or misreading the law, a subject without which, the author argues, we cannot read the habits of the past.