chastening chastening

Definition(s):

  • (n) a rebuke for making a mistake

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But whatever you expect to find here, Lily Dale offers a chastening lesson.
  2. The present chastening can't mean turning into a nation of overcautious, unambitious scaredy-cats.
  3. Even with this chastening experience, Schlesinger might still be accused of a tendency to tidy things up.

News

  • Nigeria thrash plucky Tahiti

    Tahiti's first taste of a major tournament was as chastening as had been predicted as Nigeria wracked up a 6-1 win with early and late bursts in Belo Horizonte.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Soccer365

Quotes

  1. "It has been a chastening experience and reporting a pre-tax loss of £691m is something I and my colleagues regret very much," Sir Goodwin says. "In response to these new market conditions we moved decisively to strengthen our capital...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Fred Goodwin Source: ifaonline.co.uk

  2. "This is an extremely humbling and chastening experience," Cosgrove said, interrupting the sixth day of proceedings in an unusual inquiry examining his fitness to remain a judge.
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Paul Cosgrove Source: Canada.com

  3. As Mr. Armstrong wrote in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, "God is going to keep multiplying chastening-correction-upon our peoples until they do turn from their evil ways-until they turn to the ways that cause peace, happiness,...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Herbert W Armstrong Source: theTrumpet.com

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