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chastise
used in The Giver

10 uses
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Definition to scold or criticize
  • It was a minor rule, rather like rudeness, punishable only by gentle chastisement.
    27.4
chastisement = scolding (verbal punishment)
  • He waited for his father to chastise Lily.
    20.2
  • Lily, he decided, would have to learn that soon, or she would be called in for chastisement because of her insensitive chatter.
    20.9
  • Jonas said the standard phrase automatically, and tried to pay better attention while his mother told of a dream fragment, a disquieting scene where she had been chastised for a rule infraction she didn't understand.
    34.8
  • Fritz was a very awkward child who had been summoned for chastisement again and again.
    45.9
  • He kept turning his head and glancing back at Jonas until the group leader had to give him a silent chastisement, a motion to sit still and face forward.
    53.6
  • "In fact," the Chief Elder continued, chuckling a little herself, "we even gave a little thought to some retroactive chastisement for the one who had been Asher's Instructor of Threes so long ago.
    54.5
  • We hoped, also, that he would present himself promptly for chastisement, and he has always done so.
    62.6
  • They would think him inconsiderate and they would plan to chastise him, later.
    159.8
  • Jonas remembered, suddenly and grimly, the time in his childhood when he had been chastised for misusing a word.
    173.9

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