3. "Annabelle gave him a chiding smile. If you’re implying that I’m spoiled, I assure you that I am not. You should be. His warm gaze slid over her pink-tinted face and slender upper body, then sought hers again. There was a note in his voice that gently robbed her of breath. You could do with a bit of spoiling."
- Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night
4. "She stiffened at the thought and cast him a chiding glare. "Put your weapon away." He arched a daring brow at that. "Why should I when I have half a mind to make good use of it on you?" "So you admit to having only half a mind, then?" Rowena & Stryder"
- Kinley MacGregor, A Dark Champion
5. "The Talmud expresses subtle relationship in an apocryphal story of a dialogue between God and Abraham. God begins by chiding Abraham: „If it wasn´t for Me, you wouldn´t exist.Lord, and for that I am very appreciative and grateful. However, if it wasn´t for me, You wouldn´t be known."
- Leonard Shlain, Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space
6. "He stepped fully into the house. The air inside was cool on his skin. He turned, expecting the front door to close on its own. But it stayed open, as it was supposed to. He shook his head, chiding himself for letting an old house spook him. He walked into the kitchen. Behind him, the front door slammed shut."
- Robert Liparulo, House of Dark Shadows
7. "Gates’s Letter to Hobbyists, complaining about the unauthorized sharing of Microsoft BASIC, asked in a chiding way, Who can afford to do professional work for nothing? Torvalds found that an odd outlook. He and Gates were from two very different cultures, the communist-tinged radical academia of Helsinki versus the corporate elite of Seattle. Gates may have ended up with the bigger house, but Torvalds reaped antiestablishment adulation."
- Walter Isaacson, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors
8. "Yet it is at this very age when, in his heart of hearts, a young lad most craves for recognition and love; and he becomes the devoted slave of any one who shows him consideration. But none dare openly love him, for that would be regarded as undue indulgence and therefore bad for the boy. So, what with scolding and chiding, he becomes very much like a stray dog that has lost his master."
- Rabindranath Tagore, Short Stories From Rabindranath Tagore
9. "His mouth settled over hers with mind-numbing possession and it was way better than the on-screen kisses she’d envied. Way better than— Wow. Liam released a husky groan the second his tongue swept into her mouth to touch hers. Fire exploded in her veins, a hot rush of feeling and sensation that obliterated the chiding voice in her head, screaming at her to run."
- Kay Stockham, The Sheriff's Daughter
10. "Those lips that Love's own hand did make Breathed forth the sound that said, 'I hate' To me that languished for her sake, But, when she saw my woeful state, Straight in her heart did mercy come, Chiding that tongue that ever sweet Was used in giving gentle doom, And taught it thus anew to greet: 'I hate,' she altered with an end That followed it as gentle day Doth follow night, who like a fiend From Heaven to Hell is flown away. 'I hate' from hate away she threw And saved my life, saying 'not you'."
- William Shakespeare, The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint