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adjective as in conscience-stricken

adjective as in contrite

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Example Sentences

They embrace the challenge wide-eyed, they said, chastened by past disasters, aware of the risks, but bullish on the benefits.

The rebels though seemed somewhat chastened by the result despite more than doubling the anti-Boehner votes from two years ago.

A GOP that lost three in a row might be chastened enough to cooperate, at least sometimes.

An Army doctor stepped over with a stethoscope and chastened the firing squad when he determined that the heart was still beating.

When she tries to join a conversation between two men at dinner she is chastened for her assertiveness.

The whole experience has chastened the Florida freshman, who has tacked right on every issue since.

All were there to celebrate the birth of the New Year, and to "play the game," however chastened they might feel on the morrow.

Julian read the letter many times; he was touched by its delicate and eloquent sorrow—its fine and chastened thoughtfulness.

For the scene between Beaumelle and her maids is substituted another coloquy of similar import but chastened tone.

Liosha was in the chastened mood in which she would have dived with him to the depths of the English Channel.

Nicuesa's spirit had not been chastened by his unparalleled misfortunes.


On this page you'll find 133 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chastened, such as: guilt-ridden, repentant, and sorry.

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