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chasten
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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

or (archaically): to severely criticize or punish
  • David took a deep breath, chastened.
    p. 140.5
  • Something had begun to change in the world since Norah was a girl, and Bree had not come home as expected, chastened and embarrassed.
    p. 40.9

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