Definition of 'chasten'
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It has been a chastening few weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And that was a chastening three weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet these are chastened times for the oil industry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But for the senior Saints these are chastening times. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a chastening day for others, too. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has been a chastening few days for Millwall. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For the Yorkshire attack it proved to be a chastening day. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Pakistan suffered a chastening time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a chastening time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And so we entered the thrilling, horrifying, chastening period of the past two weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was a most chastening time for him, as he began to think about his future and what he was hoping to do with his life. A Channel of Peace (1993)The home side dare not lose a second local derby over the holiday period after their chastening defeat to Bath on Sunday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Resolution, his acquisition vehicle, is domiciled in the island tax haven and is out of step with these more chastened times. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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