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chastise
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Jane Eyre
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  • I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance; and still less could I understand or sympathise with the forbearance she expressed for her chastiser.
  • Miss Ingram ought to be clement, for she has it in her power to inflict a chastisement beyond mortal endurance.
  • I did not need to be guided to the well-known room, to which I had so often been summoned for chastisement or reprimand in former days.
  • Appearances would warrant that conclusion: and, no doubt (though, with an audacity that wants chastising out of you, you seem to question it), they will be a superlatively happy pair.
  • Eliza and Georgiana, evidently acting according to orders, spoke to me as little as possible: John thrust his tongue in his cheek whenever he saw me, and once attempted chastisement; but as I instantly turned against him, roused by the same sentiment of deep ire and desperate revolt which had stirred my corruption before, he thought it better to desist, and ran from me tittering execrations, and vowing I had burst his nose.

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  • She said the United Nations resolution amounted to chastising Israel for wanting to exist.
  • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks.

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