verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR chasten
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Origin of chasten
OTHER WORDS FROM chastenchas·ten·er, nounchas·ten·ing·ly, adverbchas·ten·ment, nounun·chas·tened, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for chasten
They embrace the challenge wide-eyed, they said, chastened by past disasters, aware of the risks, but bullish on the benefits.Meet the people paying $55 million each to fly to the space station|Christian Davenport|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
The rebels though seemed somewhat chastened by the result despite more than doubling the anti-Boehner votes from two years ago.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race|David Catanese|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All were there to celebrate the birth of the New Year, and to "play the game," however chastened they might feel on the morrow.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Julian read the letter many times; he was touched by its delicate and eloquent sorrow—its fine and chastened thoughtfulness.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
For the scene between Beaumelle and her maids is substituted another coloquy of similar import but chastened tone.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
Liosha was in the chastened mood in which she would have dived with him to the depths of the English Channel.Jaffery|William J. Locke
Nicuesa's spirit had not been chastened by his unparalleled misfortunes.South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady