Monday, 27 May 2013

Word of the Week – Rebuke

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1: to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.
Origin: 1275–1325; Middle English rebuken  (v.) < Anglo-French rebuker  ( Old French rebuchier ) to beat back, equivalent to re- + bucher  to beat, strike < Germanic

Writing Pratice

Write a few sentences using the word rebuke (in verb or noun form) and post them in the comment section.



1 comment:

  1. A personal favourite:
    Young lad, SILENCE. You have been rebuked. please close the door on your way out.