chastisement


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  • noun

Synonyms for chastisement

something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing

Synonyms for chastisement

verbal punishment

a rebuke for making a mistake

References in classic literature ?
His doubts did not arise from the possible relations of the event to Joshua Rigg's destiny, which belonged to the unmapped regions not taken under the providential government, except perhaps in an imperfect colonial way; but they arose from reflecting that this dispensation too might be a chastisement for himself, as Mr.
However, whether for sanction or for chastisement, Mr.
Bulstrode's subversion as an instrument of good; but the threat must have been permitted, and was a chastisement of a new kind.
And now, as if by some hideous magic, this loud red figure had risen before him in unmanageable solidity-- an incorporate past which had not entered into his imagination of chastisements.
That the problematical chastisement became to David an object of romantic interest.
That union can only be severed by a crime, and a crime of that nature brings its own chastisement.
As to private considerations, I confess that if these vagabonds WOULD make some riotous demonstration (which does not appear impossible), and WOULD inflict some little chastisement on Haredale as a not inactive man among his sect, it would be extremely agreeable to my feelings, and would amuse me beyond measure.
The dwarf taking no heed of this adjuration, Mr Swiveller advanced with the view of inflicting upon him condign chastisement.
Though by the repeated bloody chastisements they have received at the hands of European cruisers, the audacity of these corsairs has of late been somewhat repressed; yet, even at the present day, we occasionally hear of English and American vessels, which, in those waters, have been remorselessly boarded and pillaged.
what terrible chastisements were inflicted upon his person
Pope Julius came afterwards and found the Church strong, possessing all the Romagna, the barons of Rome reduced to impotence, and, through the chastisements of Alexander, the factions wiped out; he also found the way open to accumulate money in a manner such as had never been practised before Alexander's time.
I was often present at Toby's chastisements, and, even by the way in which he kicked, I could perceive that he was getting worse and worse every day.
Sheriff Grahame Fleming told him: "There is a difference between chastisement and assault.
He said methods of chastisement taught at the unit, based at Sandon, near Chelmsford, were cruel and illegal.
He added: "What he did went way beyond reasonable chastisement and fell squarely within the bounds of wilful ill treatment.