At the time, the term "idiot" was objective, but Down himself suggested that it be replaced with "feeble-minded" because the term was becoming a reproachful designation.
She shook her head and fixed him with a reproachful gaze.
"Excuse my coming to you, cousin," she said in a reproachful and agitated voice.
"Now what does this mean, gentlemen?" said the staff officer, in the reproachful tone of a man who has repeated the same thing more than once.
The command which his idiosyncrasies had upon him is shown, for example, by reproachful speeches on the treatment of Ireland, and by a startling harangue on behalf of the Chartists, at a time when such irregularities could but damage him, a new man, where he hoped for influence and office.