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chasten
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
to decrease confidence by making someone realize they have done poorly

or (archaically): to severely criticize or punish
  • In school Kantorek used to chasten Mittelstaedt with exactly the same expression—"Inadequate, Mittelstaedt, quite inadequate."
    Chapter 7 (80% in)

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