How chastening it is for America—and how disconcerting—to be cut down to size, yet again, by the Chinese.
Then, too, opposition tends to focus the marginalized mind, undistracted as it is by the chastening realities of power.
Yet tears had ever a chastening effect upon the third of the Madigans.
I should rejoice to see her passing through a discipline so chastening and exalting.
By dint of chastening, they have forced the vanquished to become better men and to lead more tranquil lives in future.
The rod had been used to chasten, and he had bit the chastening fingers.
No sight of evil, no preaching, no example, no chastening can produce the result.
Now, we do not like chastening; it is not joyous, but grievous.
The deliverance that had been so carefully prepared for her chastening no longer met the requirements of the case.
"With prayer and chastening of the spirit, my daughter," he said.