chasten


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to castigate for the purpose of improving

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The Bible warns us to not follow another man in his sin, nor help him promote sin -- lest God chasten us.
Doing so is a useful way for conservatives today to chasten, bully, and cajole those who dare stray from the Church of Reagan--the religion of low taxes, big military budgets, and hawkish foreign policy.
A recent article in The Journal of the American Medical Association should chasten our legislators who are so eager to punish kids.
Reading Will should chasten the petty scribes who today scream scandal over every piddling political flap that rears its head.
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.