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cha stahyz

  • v  censure severely
    She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

  • The President of the party chastised his lieutenant for leaking the bad news to the press.
  • The judge chastised the prosecution for bringing in irrelevant things into the proceedings.
  • The media is often chastised by the bloggers round the world when they do selective and motivated reporting.
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  • Willie Randolph in International Herald Tribune
    I'll chastise him later,Randolph said, tongue firmly in cheek. "I'll get on him. I'll get the whip and I'll beat him, I'll beat him later, all right? Wow, what about Santana?"
  • Paul Dewar in Toronto Sun
    Their approach was to chastise but not to be able to significantly do anything. So this shows a maturation in their approach,Dewar said. "They now have to be clear about what their goals are."
  • Nathaniel Fick in Washington Post
    My advice is to call him back to Washington, publicly chastise him and then make it clear that there is something greater at stake here,said Nathaniel Fick, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now chief executive of the Center for a New...

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