Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The kingdom of heaven is at hand. OK
at hand = close
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses. I don't have idea about the word "Wherefore", it can be "Why"
He gently chided the boy. Ok
We have to chide our son for being lazy. OK
And thou knowest, conscience, I came not to chide nor deprave thy person with a proud heart.
chide (v) = to utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily
deprave (v) = malign, to speak ill of OK
Whose pride depraves each other better part.
deprave(v) = to make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt Morally corrupt; perverted OK
As doth a rock against the chiding flood. chiding flood=that makes noise or needs a lot of struggle to feed into the stomach.
The sea that chides the banks of England. OK
chide (v) = to make a clamorous noise; to chafe. I think, to cause wear and tear by friction
Thank you for your efforts.
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