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chasten
used in The Magic Mountain

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

or (archaically): to severely criticize or punish
  • You have spoken to our pupils here about the Church's bloody deeds and her chastening impatience—but that was very foolish of you, for the zeal of the godly cannot, by definition, be pacifistic.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (60% in)

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