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An example of a reprobate is a person who constantly commits crimes. An example of to reprobate is for God to send someone to hell. Home Dictionary Definitions Reprobate. Totally bad; corrupt; depraved. Morally unprincipled; shameless. Rejected by God and without hope of salvation. A morally unprincipled person. An unprincipled or totally bad person. One who is predestined to damnation. To disapprove of; condemn.
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Afterward, there is rarely satisfaction, just final proof that Johnny Flameout is a reprobate. Reprobate as he was himself, this work of villainy was new to him and seemed to be very terrible. A sinner before God, reprobate to His creatures, he has earned curse and execration till the very verge of Resurrection.
Entry 1 of 3 : an unprincipled or depraved person : scoundrel , rogue Cemeteries were seldom placed on the north side of a church, which, if used for burial at all, was reserved for unbaptized children, criminals, reprobates and suicides. Verb These days, calling someone a "reprobate" is hardly a condemnation to hellfire and brimstone, but the original reprobates of the 16th century were hardened sinners who had fallen from God's grace. By the 19th century, "reprobate" had acquired the milder, but still utterly condemnatory, sense of "a depraved person.