chasten

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to castigate for the purpose of improving

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He hacked his chair before me, bowing and smiling, and waved me to a seat with the grace of a dancing master, chastened by the dignity of a lord in waiting.
His spirit must be chastened, as must that of many more in this Abbey.
The geometry examination and all the others were over in due time and Anne arrived home on Friday evening, rather tired but with an air of chastened triumph about her.
Her eyes betrayed that she had been crying, but in them shone a chastened exultation.
A new epoch for Europe is inaugurated, with enlightened China on the east and enlightened Pan-America on the west--the two great peace powers whom God has preserved to regenerate chastened and forgiven Europe.
His high delight at being able to serve me was chastened by sympathy for me and commiseration for himself - about, I know not what, for I would not stay to inquire, or suffer him to unburden his sorrows to me.
It was a surprised and chastened Tarzan who opened his eyes to consciousness a few minutes later.
His wild and enthusiastic imagination was chastened by the sensibility of his heart.
The chastened melancholy induced by many months of fetching of pails of water, of scrubbing floors with a mop, and of jumping like a firecracker to avoid excited bees had been purged from him by the lights and the music and the wine.
His observation of Ellen was less marked, but notwithstanding the warlike and chastened expression of his eye, there was much of the homage, which man is made to pay to woman, even in the more cursory look he sometimes turned on her maturer and perhaps more animated beauty.
Not to obtrude doctrine upon you,' she looked at the rigid pile of hard pale books before her, '(for you go your own way, and the consequences are on your own head), I will say this much: that I shape my course by pilots, strictly by proved and tried pilots, under whom I cannot be shipwrecked--can not be--and that if I were unmindful of the admonition conveyed in those three letters, I should not be half as chastened as I am.
Miss Lavinia assumed a modest air of having distinguished herself; Mrs Wilfer, a serene air of forgiveness and resignation; Mr Sampson, an air of having been improved and chastened.
The chastened British Prime Minister had been rapped by Judge Robin Johnson for telling a magazine during the trial that he was a fan.
Asked if Cattermole had been chastened by his latest spell on the sidelines, the manager replied: "You would naturally hope so.
In her forthcoming book called Chastened (featured in Saturday's paper), Hephzibah Anderson (parents can be so cruel) reveals how she managed to go without having sex for an entire year.