Harold, rather forgetful of his purpose, proceeded to upbraid the guests in a positively violent fashion and then, when he had run out of personal ammunition, he said to Haines, 'Joe, tell them of any specific complaints that we have'.
He would upbraid a waiter if the brown sugar cubes were too small, because they must have come from the bottom of the packet.
Andrew Pierce, Telegraph, 12 November 2007. Telegraph
Occasionally, he will even upbraid an audience for applauding in the wrong place or rattling programs, as he did in a performance of Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" Symphony in Philadelphia in 1989.
D Wakin and J Oestreich, The New York Times, 3 April 2005. New York Times
When, pragmatically, he crosses a deserted street against the light, a motorist stops to loudly upbraid him; Abish, adopting local manners, shouts back, “What business is it of yours?” and is told, in an aggrieved tone, “You’re wearing an eye patch. . . . your eyesight is impaired.