• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disciplinable Capable of being disciplined or improved by instruction and training.
    • Disciplinable Liable or deserving to be disciplined; subject to disciplinary punishment; as, a disciplinable offense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disciplinable Capable of being disciplined by instruction and of improvement in learning.
    • disciplinable Capable of being made matter of discipline: as, a disciplinable offense in church government.
    • disciplinable Subject or liable to discipline, as a member of a church.
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  • Lee Iacocca
    “The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    “Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.”
  • James G. Bilkey
    James G. Bilkey
    “You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
  • Critias of Athens
    Critias of Athens
    “If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.”
  • Marie Chapian
    Marie Chapian
    “Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.”
  • William Feather
    “If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. disciplinable,. See Discipline


In literature:

The discipline, of course, was fairly severe, but on the other hand the Commandant did not trouble us a great deal.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
I have an idea we have more discipline and do more hard work.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
Discipline was relaxed today, for the captain, hopeful of good scores, was as gentle as a lamb.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
You will have to be under more discipline than you are now with nurse.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
A large body of disciplined men, with appropriate subdivisions, commanded by a general.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But the good effects of this sort of discipline will be mixed with sad wreckage.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
They submitted to long and laborious discipline.
"Hints on Extemporaneous Preaching" by Henry Ware
They elected our leaders, and conducted them; they were our military discipline.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
What discipline accomplishes.= Discipline makes good direction and control possible and is the distinguishing mark of trained troops.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
She had intended from the first that Hester should be rigidly disciplined.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
We find, too, that in working out our ideal we are not only required to endure pain, but to submit to the sternest discipline.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
For the first time, the yoke of discipline galled him.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
It would never do for this boy who was a sergeant to "back down" before such an affront, both to himself and to good discipline.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
I have to do something to keep discipline among men who are new to barracks.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
These should be removed if possible, and they generally can be by a proper course of discipline.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
But prison discipline must be much the same in its elements, in whatever part of the world it is carried on.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
The discipline of the national schools was slack, intermittent, and of short reach.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
His discipline is rigid, the rod not being spared.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
That was pretty bad discipline!
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
It was not due to lack of discipline, for the Social Democrats were subjected to an iron discipline.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea

In poetry:

A solemn joy was in my heart,--
Immortal life was given
To Earth, upon her battle-field
To discipline for Heaven.
"A Dream That Was Not All A Dream" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
So for our sins we justly feel
Thy discipline, O God;
Yet wait the gracious moment still,
Till thou remove thy rod.
"Psalm 123" by Isaac Watts
If therefore you were left without
This needful discipline;
You might, with cause, admit a doubt,
If you, indeed, were mine.
"Love-Tokens" by John Newton
There is a way between voice and presence
where information flows.
In disciplined silence it opens.
With wandering talk it closes.
"There is a Way" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Still waits kind Nature to impart
Her choicest gifts to such as gain
An entrance to her loving heart
Through the sharp discipline of pain.
"Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When disciplined by long distress,
And led through paths of fear and woe;
Say, dost Thou love Thy children less?
No, ever-gracious Father! No.
"Summer: Monday Morning" by John Bowring

In news:

Where the Supreme Judicial Court has suspended an attorney for 90 days, reciprocal discipline in this court would be inappropriate given the unique circumstances presented here.
Oversight board tries to balance discipline and education.
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has rejected a motion by players' attorneys to recuse himself as the arbitrator for the appeals hearing of players disciplined in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, ESPN.com reported Monday.
Georgia team meets with LA officials to reform school discipline.
Regenerative medicine is an emerging discipline in medicine and surgery focused on finding ways to boost the body's ability to heal itself.
For parents, when it comes to disciplining kids, positive reinforcement may be better than negative, according to a new study from Michigan State.
MOUNT VERNON — Council for the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline has requested Scott Pullins' request for remand be overruled.
What should school discipline look like.
CEO Brizard on CPS discipline changes, bullying.
Cunningham, P 31798, Lansing, Michigan, by Attorney Discipline Board InghamCounty Hearing Panel #4.1.
It's time for leaders in all domains and disciplines to urge toning down the political rhetoric that incites rage in some, and violence in the mentally unbalanced.
'The Collection' delivers gore with disciplined rigor .
Michelle Obama Caps Rollicking Good Night for Inclusive, Disciplined Dems.
NEW YORK—Safety Kenny Phillips has been fined $30,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness , one of four New York Giants disciplined for their conduct in last Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Carl Pelini hopes Nick Saban's teachings of discipline at Alabama rub off on FAU.

In science:

It is employed for simulation of a large variety of phenomena in very many different disciplines.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
These techniques are scattered over several publications on Monte Carlo and its applications to different disciplines.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Random walks are mathematical objects with important applications in many scienti fic disciplines and in particular in physics.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
The other contributions in this volume give an overview of the most recent developments of random walks in connection with most of these mathematical disciplines.
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
We contend that the type system of S ′ γ disciplines strategic programs in a useful and not too restrictive manner.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The study of Complex Systems is considered by many to be a new scientific field, and is distinguished by being a discipline that has applications within many separate areas of scientific study.
Complex Systems
In 1994 Peter Shor discovered a quantum algorithm to factor numbers efficiently (that is in time that grows only polynomial with the length of the number to be factored), which has unleashed a wave of activity across a broad range of disciplines: physics, computer science, mathematics and engineering.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
In this journey at the interface of several traditional disciplines we will follow quantum random walks both through physics and computer science.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
The important finding is that there exists a scale-free (SF) network characterized by a power-law degree distribution , that is also a characteristic for the World-Wide-Web (WWW) , and for many other networks in various disciplines .
Random Walks on Complex Networks
Historically thermodynamics was the first discipline in physics to systematically investigate the order and randomness of complex systems, since it was here that the natural tendency of things to become disordered was first observed.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
No discipline is immune from this paradoxical logic.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Saxena, The H-Function with Applications in Statistics and Other Disciplines, Wiley, New York, 1978.
Some exact results for the trapping of subdiffusive particles in one dimension
This will imply the stated lower bound regardless of the queueing discipline, however omniscent, employed by the algorithm.
Online Permutation Routing in Partitioned Optical Passive Star Networks
The second and equally encouraging is to find applications, in many cases quite surprising, of pseudo-random graphs to problems in Graph Theory, Computer Science and other disciplines.
Pseudo-random graphs
In recent years, relevant mathematical results have been obtained in this field, and new ideas have been introduced, which can be fruitfully extended to different areas and disciplines.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results