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Noun1.self-reproof - the act of blaming yourself
reproach - a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
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Checking thoughts so little adapted to the business on which he was bound, by such self-reproofs as this and many others no less sturdy, he proceeded on his way and presented himself before Tim Linkinwater.
In time, self-reproof wanes and allows the individual to perform greater acts of harm.
He also finds recurring patterns in Morris' journals of "melancholy, self-reproof for indulging his unhappiness, [and] a summoning up of positive feelings," and comments on the animating effects of his "re-imagining[s]" of Icelandic sources and the "empathetic intensity and energy" they conferred.