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castigate
used in Gone with the Wind

2 uses
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Definition
to criticize severely
  • 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.
    1.2 (52% in)
  • 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.
    3.30 (26% in)

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