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chasten
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Frankenstein
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  • His wild and enthusiastic imagination was chastened by the sensibility of his heart.

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  • It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!
    Abraham Lincoln
  • "Chastened," Tanner interrupted.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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