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  • She praises and castigates without hesitation.
  • The Puritans objected to ornaments and ritual in the churches as idolatrous... which they castigated as "popish pomp and rags."
    Protestant Reformation - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • One party castigates the institution, while the other praises its every move. What we need is an honest dialogue about improvement.
  • ... serves to castigate, berate, or plain humiliate a female.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • "I feel as thod I sure be castigate or chastise for the wronge I’ve did..." (sic)
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Although he castigated himself severely for this waste of a life he’d taken, a day later McCandless appeared to regain some perspective, for his journal notes, "henceforth will learn to accept my errors, however great they be."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Much castigation,
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • A woman in the audience had forgotten to turn her cell phone off, and when it rang, Glass ordered her to the front and castigated her so fiercely that she was reduced to tears.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Other lucky children might merely be thrashed for their sins, but we Price girls are castigated with the Holy Bible.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Wherefore I said, "Master, who are those folk whom the black air so castigates?"
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno

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  • It saddened and embarrassed Hall to be publicly castigated by this demigod, this ur-chniber who had been one of his childhood heroes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • But his enemies and disbelievers said, this Gotama was a vain seducer, he would spent his days in luxury, scorned the offerings, was without learning, and knew neither exercises nor self-castigation.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Another chapter dealt with the IPO of Telia stock—it was the book’s most jocular and ironic section, in which some financial writers were castigated by name, including one William Borg, to whom Blomkvist seemed to be particularly hostile.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • If Gerald caught her climbing a fence instead of walking half a mile to a gate, or sitting too late on the front steps with a beau, he castigated her personally and with vehemence, but he did not mention the fact to Ellen or to Mammy.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • She was in a very paroxysm of self-castigation, and, concluding, she looked with defiant resolution at the elder.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Of course, they might have a thrashing sometimes for letting their fancy run away with them and to teach them their place, but no more; in fact, even this isn’t necessary as they castigate themselves, for they are very conscientious: some perform this service for one another and others chastise themselves with their own hands….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • "I suppose," observes Volumnia, having taken a little time to recover her spirits after her late castigation, "I suppose Mr. Tulkinghorn has been worked to death."
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Then what ideas did Mencken hold that made a newspaper like the Commercial Appeal castigate him publicly?
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • By this time the cuadrillero had succeeded in lighting the lamp, and came in to see the man that he thought had been killed; and as Sancho caught sight of him at the door, seeing him coming in his shirt, with a cloth on his head, and a lamp in his hand, and a very forbidding countenance, he said to his master, "Senor, can it be that this is the enchanted Moor coming back to give us more castigation if there be anything still left in the ink-bottle?"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He walked under the weight of this very private censure for the rest of his days, and bore for ever the scars of a castigation to which the strongest hand he knew had treated him on the night that followed his wife’s death.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • "And is that all you did about it, Foretopman?" gruffly demanded another, an irascible old fellow of brick—colored visage and hair, and who was known to his associate forecastlemen as Red Pepper; "Such sneaks I should like to marry to the gunner’s daughter!" by that expression meaning that he would like to subject them to disciplinary castigation over a gun.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • He added, that as this was in some measure to confound virtue and vice, it might be worth Mr Thwackum’s consideration, whether a larger castigation might not be laid on upon the account.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The gravest problems of obstetrics and forensic medicine were examined with as much animation as the most popular beliefs on the state of pregnancy such as the forbidding to a gravid woman to step over a countrystile lest, by her movement, the navelcord should strangle her creature and the injunction upon her in the event of a yearning, ardently and ineffectually entertained, to place her hand against that part of her person which long usage has consecrated as the seat of castigation.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They castigated him, spat on him, beat him with their fists, waited for him in packs, sweated the youth out of him, ran him until he dropped, made him hate them and was hated in return, made him weep in front of them, lick their shoes, and beg them to let him leave.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • …that there was no amatory fire or pulse of romance acting as stimulant to the bustle going on in his gaunt, great house; nothing but three large resolves—one, to make amends to his neglected Susan, another, to provide a comfortable home for Elizabeth-Jane under his paternal eye; and a third, to castigate himself with the thorns which these restitutory acts brought in their train; among them the lowering of his dignity in public opinion by marrying so comparatively humble a woman.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Adams then moved to Gedney, castigating the officer for his actions in boarding and seizing the Amistad.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • It left an army of thunderbolt throwers to castigate the mountains for slowing it down, but the punishment was beautiful.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Roundly castigated as a dangerous, possibly disloyal meddler, Logan found it impossible to get a fair hearing within the administration.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Settembrini, as a man who formed opinions, would surely have denounced this exhibition as a denigration of humanity, and with honest, classical irony would have castigated the misuse of technology that made such cynical presentations possible—or so Hans Castorp thought, and whispered as much to his cousin.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You’ve never done anything worth castigating yourself this way."
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It probably misses the point, though, to castigate McCandless for being ill prepared.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He lampooned Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden, called for the resignation of Attorney General Edwin Meese, lambasted Bible-thumpers of the Christian right, urged vigilance against the Soviet threat, castigated the Japanese for hunting whales, and defended Jesse Jackson as a viable presidential candidate.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Mama castigated.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Mama castigated her for hogging the paint.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He had heard a voice, a voice in his own heart, which had commanded him to seek rest under this tree, and he had neither preferred self-castigation, offerings, ablutions, nor prayer, neither food nor drink, neither sleep nor dream, he had obeyed the voice.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Too much knowledge had held him back, too many holy verses, too many sacrificial rules, to much self-castigation, so much doing and striving for that goal!
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • The two girls had borne the castigation with straight faces as long as they could, but the thought of Aunt Pitty sending Peter to scold them and bring them back bodily to Atlanta was too much for their control.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He therefore proceeded immediately to castigation: and not contented with that he acquainted Mr Allworthy, at their next meeting, with this monstrous crime, as it appeared to him: inveighing against Tom in the most bitter terms, and likening him to the buyers and sellers who were driven out of the temple.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The young man, Rolf Schultz, kept to himself in the corner, speaking silently at the air around him, castigating it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Between meetings we urged Young to tell us who had given him the authority to castigate Swann, and Young hinted darkly that he was acting under the orders of either the Central Committee of the Communist party or the Communist International.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • …conceited forbearance that the spirit—or what passed for spirit in this case—extended to its alleged guilty opposite, in the presumption that such "politic" action was necessary, when in truth no such noxious indulgence was required; he could not help castigating a damnable dualistic interpretation of the world that cursed the universe—in particular life itself and its fancied opposite, the spirit: for if the one was evil, then the other, as its pure negation, had to be evil as well.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Benedict Arnold was publicly castigated and then hung.
  • The party castigated him for such an extreme stand.
  • To castigate thy pride, ’twere well; but thou
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Life of Timon of Athens
  • The Alchemist’ castigates quackery and its foolish encouragers; and
    Fletcher, Robert Huntington  --  A History of English Literature
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