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Definitions and meanings of "Chastening"

What do we mean by chastening?

To punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc.); to restrain, moderate.

To make chaste; to purify.

To punish or reprimand for the sake of improvement; to discipline.

To render humble or restrained; to restrain or moderate.

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The word "chastening" in example sentences

The real object of the fathers in chastening is not that they find pleasure in the children's pain. ❋ Unknown (1871)

The objection that chastening is grievous is here anticipated and answered. ❋ Unknown (1871)

Their rule of chastening is what may seem fit to their own often erring judgment, temper, or caprice. ❋ Unknown (1871)

Loving the wife as Christ loves the church will be inclusive of 'chastening' - Domestic Discipline when necessary. ❋ JDsg (2007)

Like Heaven's Gate, Where the Wild Things Are was a movie whose budget was totally out of whack with the financial realities of what was on-screen, and it has been widely described as a chastening flop. ❋ Unknown (2011)

Now divine chastening is a sign of divine love: Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth (Heb. xii. ❋ Unknown (1721)

The word used for discipline in the Bible refers to the chastening, training, or instructing of our children. ❋ Karol Ladd (2001)

If -- The oldest manuscripts read, "With a view to chastening (that is, since God's chastisement is with a view to your chastening, that is, disciplinary amelioration) endure patiently"; so Vulgate. ❋ Unknown (1871)

So often do we see Gods faithful children deprived of almost every joy and comfort, and if we did not believe the chastening was a token of love -- what a dark world this would be! ❋ Lenoir Family (1865)

The middle strophe and antistrophe describe the richness of this prize; the opening strophe makes 'chastening' the cost at which it is obtained by the individual from the Lord; and the corresponding antistrophe (at the end) explains the reason for this costliness -- wisdom was the instrument by which the whole universe was created. ❋ Richard Green Moulton (1886)

In Heb 12: 7, 8 the need of "chastening" or "discipline" is inculcated; in Heb 12: 9, the duty of those to whom it is administered. ❋ Unknown (1871)

On that task, "chastening" is a mild word to apply to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner's debut of the administration's plan. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Just as the adverse incidents which beset the Jews in Syria prior to the Maccabean revolt are interpreted as temporary punishment — or "chastening" — for hellenization, the staging of Judas Maccabeus in Calcutta plays out the reverses of British fortune in the first two Mysore wars not only as punishment for comparable prior examples of Indianization in which some British colonial subjects adopted the cultural and social norms of India, but also as a warning against current sympathy towards the French revolution among some British constituencies. ❋ Unknown (2006)

“The only relief for our present distresses will come through industry and frugality; through a chastening of our ambitious notions of life, and the cultivation of simpler tastes and a more contented spirit.” ❋ Thaddeus Russell (2010)

Children can push one to the limit and beyond: beneath the intense love for them often bubbles a surprisingly raw anger, and few mothers emerge from the early years without a chastening knowledge of how close to the edge they came. ❋ Unknown (2011)

Although United's campaign ended on a low note with their chastening Champions League defeat by Barcelona at Wembley, they have been able to celebrate a record 19th league title. ❋ Unknown (2011)

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