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    at hand/ chide/ deprave

    Dear teachers,

    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.
    at hand = close

    Wherefore the people did chide with Moses.

    He gently chided the boy.

    We have to chide our son for being lazy.

    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

    Whose pride depraves each other better part.

    deprave(v) = to make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt

    As doth a rock against the chiding flood.

    The sea that chides the banks of England.

    chide (v) = to make a clamorous noise; to chafe.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Exclamation Re: at hand/ chide/ deprave

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: at hand/ chide/ deprave

    Hi sarat 106,

    Thank you for your very effective help.

    Here are a few words for your information:

    wherefore (adv.) = for what purpose or reason; why

    wherefore: West's Encyclopedia of American Law (Full Article) from Answers.com

    Tank you again for your unabated backing.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 10-Sep-2009 at 07:40.

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