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  • Then, too, opposition tends to focus the marginalized mind, undistracted as it is by the chastening realities of power.

    Who Killed the Neocons? | Lee Siegel | February 13, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Perhaps, without these preliminary and chastening trials, I might have met death in an unworthy manner.

  • Instead, he seems to be remembered with tolerance by even those whom he visited with a chastening pen.

  • I should rejoice to see her passing through a discipline so chastening and exalting.

    Ernest Linwood | Caroline Lee Hentz
  • He had had no experience of the chastening rod, and could not conceive that anything of the sort was needed for Amanda.

    Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • Whatever vices I have seem to be exaggerated by my malaise—such "chastening" not answering the purpose of purification in my case.

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