Beyond reproach



Blameless, faultless, as in Jean’s conduct at school is beyond reproach. The phrase employs the verb to reproach in the sense of “censure or rebuke,” a usage dating from the early 1500s.
Historical Examples

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847 Various
A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
The Lady of the Basement Flat Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
All Men are Ghosts L. P. Jacks
Twelve Naval Captains Molly Elliot Seawell
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot
Back at School with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed
Jan of the Windmill Juliana Horatia Ewing
The Victim Thomas Dixon

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