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  • n  a severe scolding
  • n  verbal punishment

  • He then switched into a furious castigation of Soviet Russia and made this glancing reference to birth control: "Many regard the rich results of Science as being all-sufficing.
  • As though in timely retort to Lenten castigation of woman's vanity (see p.
  • Since the article was promisingly headlined American Film Lies About Yugoslavia, the Belgraders read on through a leisurely, contemptuous castigation of Fox Film's Orient Express.

  • Rowan Williams in Christian Post
    But Williams said Paul's rhetorical gambit is not helpful to the conservative "who has been up to this point happily identifying with Paul's castigation of someone else."
  • Alessandra Stanley in
    And New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley commented that Stewart treated Cramer "like a CEO subpoenaed to testify before Congress his point was not to hear Mr. Cramer out, but to act out a cathartic ritual of indignation and castigation."
  • Alex McLeish in Sunday Herald
    McLeish tells us elsewhere in these pages: "There was no mass hysteria in France when they lost in Paris. There was no castigation of Raymond Domenech. They moved on and looked forward and we have to do that as a nation; change the mindset of kids...

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