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chastising


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chastise  \Chas*tise"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chastised};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Chastising}.]  [OE.  chastisen;  chastien  +  ending  -isen 
  +  modern  -ise,  ize,  L.  izare,  G.  ?.  See  {Chasten}.] 
  1.  To  inflict  pain  upon  by  means  of  stripes,  or  in  any  other 
  manner,  for  the  purpose  of  punishment  or  reformation;  to 
  punish,  as  with  stripes. 
 
  How  fine  my  master  is!  I  am  afraid  He  will  chastise 
  me  --Shak. 
 
  I  am  glad  to  see  the  vanity  or  envy  of  the  canting 
  chemists  thus  discovered  and  chastised.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  To  reduce  to  order  or  obedience;  to  correct  or  purify;  to 
  free  from  faults  or  excesses. 
 
  The  gay,  social  sense  by  decency  chastised. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Chasten}. 




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