chastiser


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chas·tise

 (chăs-tīz′, chăs′tīz′)
tr.v. chas·tised, chas·tis·ing, chas·tis·es
1. To punish, as for wrongdoing. See Synonyms at punish.
2. To criticize severely; reprimand or rebuke.
3. Archaic To purify.

[Middle English chastisen, alteration of chasten, chastien; see chasten.]

chas·tis′a·ble adj.
chas·tise′ment (chăs-tīz′mənt, chăs′tĭz-) n.
chas·tis′er n.
References in classic literature ?
I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance; and still less could I understand or sympathise with the forbearance she expressed for her chastiser.
True knights," conceived in such a way, would indeed, as Sansa hopes, "never harm women and children" (CoK 616); for "[a]mid the various duties of knighthood, that of protecting the female sex, respecting their persons, and redressing their wrongs, becoming the champion of their cause, and the chastiser of those by whom they were injured, was presented as one of the principal objects of the institution" (Scott, "Chivalry" 13).
Ibsen's restless daemon, questioning and searching men's hearts, the chastiser and visionary--all this stamped Lukacs for the rest of his life.
It may instead be meant as an allusion to another function of his: for Chandeshvara is also the chastiser of transgressions.
by mankind, the Lord incarnate will appear as the Supreme Chastiser.
We have seen before in the prophetic literature the role of the prophet as chastiser of the king: Nathan takes David to task for failing in the monarch's role as an axis mundi--a mediating force between God and the Israelites in upholding the covenantal paradigm.
The old gentleman, smiling at the proposal, handed him his cane, which the other no sooner was going to apply to the shoulders of the culprit, than he immediately whipped off his wooden leg, and scampered off with great alacrity, and his chastiser after him as hard as he could go.