chasten


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to castigate for the purpose of improving

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A recent article in The Journal of the American Medical Association should chasten our legislators who are so eager to punish kids.
He wasn't afraid of visual clarity in his pictures - which ought to chasten the younger, murk-equals-profundity abstract painters who happen to see the show.
Wide receiver Chasten West and linebacker Daniel Vass-Goosby suffered unspecified knee injuries, and wide receiver Conrad Meadows left the game late with an apparent concussion after a crushing shot from Simi Valley linebacker Lorne Bell that knocked the ball out of his hands on a crucial third-down pass play.
Based on the old saw that daylight is the best disinfectant, Boot argues that cameras in the courtroom would chasten the worst judges.
Reading Will should chasten the petty scribes who today scream scandal over every piddling political flap that rears its head.
When Johnson chastens George Wallace, or a King speech is more critical of America's Vietnam policy than anyone expected, the reader understands why; he's been with these characters for a couple of years, hearing nearly everything they hear, and watching their subtle, often internal political twists and turns.