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She said the United Nations resolution amounted to chastising Israel for wanting to exist.
  to scold or criticize
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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.
  • It was a minor rule, rather like rudeness, punishable only by gentle chastisement.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Schoolteacher had chastised that nephew,
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved

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  • If we saw him fighting, we chastised him no matter who was wrong.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • Mama and Aunt didn’t chastise her as they did my cousin and me if we didn’t sweep the floor well enough or didn’t get all of the dirt out of our fathers’ tunics.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Amelia Bloomer’s trousers, meanwhile, finally found eager supporters in young female enthusiasts of the newly invented bicycle, and no amount of chastising from their parents, priests, or the press could induce girls to give up their "bloomers," or their bicycles.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • He pointed me toward an armchair with a particularly rigid back; I tried to make myself comfortable, as urged, but found the only posture the chair allowed was that of a chastised student: Pay attention and sit up.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • When my father is stern, no one chastises him.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • His dad didn’t chastise him, but Colin knew he’d failed.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • She set Olive on the sidewalk and was about to chastise her further when tears began streaming down the little girl’s face.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • He didn’t chastise me for being a reckless, thoughtless, selfish idiot.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I dropped my eyes and tried to look appropriately chastised.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Just hear me out," Kai said, raising his hands to silence Torin before he could be chastised.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Or the next time Puller saw him he might bring it up and chastise his son for not executing the given order.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The teacher chastised him and told him never to do something so reckless again.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I had actually chastised myself for being upset that they had come and let myself think that maybe this would be a turning point.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • She seemed too scared of the guard chastising us if we continued speaking, so she remained tight-lipped after that.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • In his other life Maurice had received chastisement for filling a younger eye with sand.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Adel understood vaguely that he’d been chastised.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Like she’s chastising him.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The boat’s captain approached and chastised the crewmen.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I breathe deeply, chastising myself for feeling more comfortable with Alex than here in a bed with Colin.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • I don’t like to be chastised.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • After I had yelled at God, chastising him, questioning his wisdom and his faithfulness?
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • And in the end the question that always came back to me was this: How could I, of all people, chastise someone for their past?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • "You were supposed to dress up," a skeleton guy chastised me before offering me a beer.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Fache immediately marched Sophie several steps away and began chastising her in hushed tones.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The conscience of the woman was troubled; she began to think that the deaths of her favourites was a judgement from heaven to chastise her partiality.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Then I’d chastise myself for playing the victim, when really, I’d always been so fortunate.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • (The laughter stops): I charged them—work too dirty for my sword, To punish and chastise a rhymster sot.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • "Sorry, Dad," he said, chastised.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • He would chastise them both, and harshly.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I nodded, remembering when Penthesilea had chastised Elliott for letting Dragon down.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Idiot,Melanie chastised me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • He began to speak on the subject of chastising boys.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • And whether, the fault once committed and confessed, the chastisement had not been ferocious and disproportioned.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And show more grace in your obedience, or be chastised by Zeus.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I could see her talking and smiling, turning that earnest gaze on the guy, who nodded as she spoke, looking like a chastised adolescent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • But Collie did not give over, as was her wont, after a decent interval of chastisement.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I’d sit on the balcony chastising myself a million times for what I’d done and waiting for the Klan to come kill him and for my father to kill both of us, but the days passed and nothing happened.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Kissing the rod that chastised me is not in my line.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "What, without chastising this insolent boy?" asked the lady.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "Grover," Aunty Em chastised, "look this way, dear."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I am afraid He will chastise me.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • His grandmother’s chastisement: Men do not cry.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Perhaps he would mete out some terrible chastisement against my presumption.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Feel so frustration in making me obnoxious within me, Asking for a (speedly trial) to Let me know what lays ahead in the future, I feel as thod I sure be castigate or chastise for the wronge I’ve did, So I’m ready to get it over now with it.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But they are very much alike: they are spoiled children, and fancy the world was made for their accommodation; and though I humour both, I think a smart chastisement might improve them all the same.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
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Associated words [difficulty]:   chastise [2] , chasten [5]
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