Chastisable

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chastisable Capable or deserving of chastisement; punishable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chastisable Deserving chastisement.
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Quotations

  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Who loves well, chastises well.”
  • Ernest Dimnet
    Ernest Dimnet
    “Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.”

Usage

In literature:

Vaughan would chastise the rascally French who had attacked his men.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
For this infringement of rules, Burke personally chastised him.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
The poor girl fainted in the dock, and this was regarded as a chastisement from above, and as direct evidence of her guilt.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
What chastisement can be great enough to appease the wrath of justice!
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
The policeman too was severely chastised.
"Bengal Dacoits and Tigers" by Maharanee Sunity Devee
Hence expensive military expeditions are frequently necessary to overawe and chastise the more lawless and hostile.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The ostensible object of the Sac and Fox party was to chastise the Sioux.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
By their obstinate silence they seemed rather desirous to provoke chastisement than to escape it.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
They might as well have tried to chastise a mouse by shutting him up in a granary.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
For what son is there whom His Father does not chastise?
"Sermons for the Times" by Charles Kingsley
He was greatly irritated at Karoo, and dispatched lieutenant McKenzie, and fifty men along with me, to chastise the aggressor.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Compared with his chastisement the hangman's whip is but a proverb, and the pillory a post of honour.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Venice, England, France, had repeatedly chastised the pirates in times past.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, No. 38, December, 1860" by Various
It quickly proved, what, under the law of Moses, was apprehended would be the consequence of unmerciful chastisements.
"Some Historical Account of Guinea, Its Situation, Produce, and the General Disposition of Its Inhabitants" by Anthony Benezet
I am ready to endure any chastisement that you see fit to inflict upon me.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
Can I hesitate at a murder that will bring about the chastisement of so many crimes?
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
She was the only one ever chastised me.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
He that faileth to achieve fame, by failing to chastise his foes, is like an unclean thing.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
After the chastisements came galas again, of which the king and his court were immoderately fond.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume III. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
"His Life" by William E. Barton, Theodore G. Soares, Sydney Strong
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In poetry:

Arise, my gracious God,
And make the wicked flee;
They are but thy chastising rod,
To drive thy saints to thee.
"Psalm 17" by Isaac Watts
'He told it out with great loud eyes--
Men have such little wit!
His sin I ever will chastise
Because I gave him it.
"A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes" by Francis Thompson
Blest is the man thy hands chastise,
And to his duty draw;
Thy scourges make thy children wise
When they forget thy law.
"Psalm 94 part 1" by Isaac Watts
"She proved the chastisement divine,
And bade me kiss the rod:
She taught this rebel heart of mine
Submission to its God.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Their names were in his book,
He saved them from their foes
Oft he chastised, but ne'er forsook
The people that he chose.
"Psalm 106 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Oft he chastised and still forgave,
Till, by his gracious hand,
The nation he resolved to save
Possessed the promised land.
"Psalm 78 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Meanwhile, echoing claims made by Mitt Romney and Rep Paul Ryan on the campaign trail, congressional Republicans chastised the White House and the president's security team.
Lil Wayne chastised by judge over deposition .
A federal judge chastised the Brooklyn district attorney , Charles J Hynes, on Friday for defending and promoting a prosecutor in his office whose illegal tactics sent an innocent man to prison for 15 years.
PA Education Secretary Ron Tomalis chastised for changing charter schools' test rules.
A funny thing happened on the way to the public flogging of state radiation control regulators Tuesday: The company the regulators allowed to violate state laws and, therefore were chastised, was noticeably absent.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg stared down and chastised a wheelchair-bound reporter after his tape recorder accidentally started playing during a news conference aired live on TV Thursday.
However, instead of being praised for their leadership, they were chastised and inappropriately drilled about their decision to close two low-utilization libraries out of the five libraries located within a seven-mile radius of each other.
Log Cabin Republicans chastise Long for NOM endorsement.
But in chastising the council majority for not selecting Wendy Leece as mayor pro tem, I think he completely missed the mark.
There have been recent letters chastising the protesters at the " Nuns on the Bus" rally.
Remember the girl at BYU who received a note from a male student chastising her for dressing immorally.
ATLANTA — The administrator of the Panama Canal chastised US and Canadian officials Tuesday for not preparing their ports to take advantage of the expansion his country is undertaking.
I had referred to a menu item as a panini and was gently chastised by a reader of Italian heritage who informed me the correct usage should have been panino .
Since then, his run has been cheered and chastised on message boards everywhere.
The pop star has come under fire by a Gotham politico who chastised her for recently smoking pot onstage during a concert in Amsterdam.
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In science:

In its stead, there is a mild hint at 125 GeV, where, though chastised by the (forced-by-LHC) retreat to above TeV scale, the supersymmetry camp draws the momentary warmth.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
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