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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCIPLINING

"I see no record of any case of disciplining heretofore," she said, troubled.

At any rate, Tom Spink took his disciplining and promised to come in and be good.

And only creatures incapable of disciplining themselves could thus argue.

You would not suspect the vim with which this disciplining was carried out.

Paul Jones had a neat way of disciplining his midshipmen aloft.

We have a right to provide for arming and disciplining the militia.

What chance was there among them for correcting and disciplining himself?

It is of incalculable use in correcting and disciplining the spirit.

But she had not troubled about the disciplining of her mind.

But God also had a purpose in awakening and disciplining conscience.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "penitential chastisement; punishment," from Old French descepline (11c.) "discipline, physical punishment; teaching; suffering; martyrdom," and directly from Latin disciplina "instruction given, teaching, learning, knowledge," also "object of instruction, knowledge, science, military discipline," from discipulus (see disciple (n.)).

Sense of "treatment that corrects or punishes" is from notion of "order necessary for instruction." The Latin word is glossed in Old English by þeodscipe. Meaning "branch of instruction or education" is first recorded late 14c. Meaning "military training" is from late 15c.; that of "orderly conduct as a result of training" is from c.1500.

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