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chastise
used in The Giver

10 uses
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Definition
to scold or criticize
  • It was a minor rule, rather like rudeness, punishable only by gentle chastisement.
    p. 27.4
chastisement = criticism
  • He waited for his father to chastise Lily.
    p. 20.2
  • chastise = criticize
  • Lily, he decided, would have to learn that soon, or she would be called in for chastisement because of her insensitive chatter.
    p. 20.9
  • chastisement = criticism
  • Jonas said the standard phrase automatically, and tried to pay better attention while his mother told of a dream fragment, a disquieting scene where she had been chastised for a rule infraction she didn't understand.
    p. 34.8
  • chastised = criticized
  • Fritz was a very awkward child who had been summoned for chastisement again and again.
    p. 45.9
  • chastisement = criticism
  • He kept turning his head and glancing back at Jonas until the group leader had to give him a silent chastisement, a motion to sit still and face forward.
    p. 53.6
  • chastisement = criticism
  • "In fact," the Chief Elder continued, chuckling a little herself, "we even gave a little thought to some retroactive chastisement for the one who had been Asher's Instructor of Threes so long ago."
    p. 54.5
  • chastisement = criticism
  • We hoped, also, that he would present himself promptly for chastisement, and he has always done so.
    p. 62.6
  • chastisement = criticism
  • They would think him inconsiderate and they would plan to chastise him, later.
    p. 159.8
  • chastise = criticize
  • Jonas remembered, suddenly and grimly, the time in his childhood when he had been chastised for misusing a word.
    p. 173.9
chastised = criticized
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