OTHER WORDS FOR chasten
Origin of chasten
OTHER WORDS FROM chastenchas·ten·er, nounchas·ten·ing·ly, adverbchas·ten·ment, nounun·chas·tened, adjective
How to use chasten in a sentence
In this healthy chastening, in fact, lie the seeds of any political recovery Obama might make in time for 2012.
How chastening it is for America—and how disconcerting—to be cut down to size, yet again, by the Chinese.
Not a gooey emotional crescendo, but a rather chastening lesson on engaging with life.
Then, too, opposition tends to focus the marginalized mind, undistracted as it is by the chastening realities of power.
Perhaps, without these preliminary and chastening trials, I might have met death in an unworthy manner.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
Instead, he seems to be remembered with tolerance by even those whom he visited with a chastening pen.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
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.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot