chastise

[ chas-tahyz, chas-tahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF chastise
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"Ready to chastise insolence, sir," cried Alleyne with flashing eyes.

If he should appear in mine, I know how to chastise him, and to vindicate my own honour.

I wish to God I were a younger man, that I might chastise you for the hound you are.

She had a desire to chastise thought by strong, bracing action.

Who is so foolish as to chastise or instruct the ugly, or the diminutive, or the feeble?

We have to chastise evil-doers; we must put a stop to those who would wax insolent.

Again, to chastise the bad and reward the good belongs to both alike, methinks?

It was proper that the severe mother should chastise her wayward child.

If I hit a little man in the eye, and he hits me back, have I the right to chastise him?

Incensed at their ridicule, Oswald longs to chastise them, but moves away.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, chastisen, from Old French chastiier "to warn, advise, instruct; chastise, admonish; punish; dominate, tame" (12c., Modern French châtier), from Latin castigare "to set or keep right, to reprove, chasten, to punish," literally "to make pure" (see castigate). Or perhaps from Middle English chastien (see chasten) + -ise, though this would be early for such a native formation. The form of the modern word "is not easily accounted for" [OED]. Related: Chastised; chastising.

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