Gingrich also scored points with the media elite that he loves to castigate.
Matt Bennett, of the Democratic group Third Way, expects Democrats to castigate the Tea Party as “reckless.”
“You can castigate the leaders; you can try and divide us by generation,” he said.
I had to castigate one of the ringleaders myself—Herapath by name, claiming kinship with you, by the way.
The woman grasped a clothes-stick with which she proposed to castigate her niece.
I thought to castigate a libertine, and I have been, I fear, lacerating the heart of a true gentleman!
If only I were not a woman, I might castigate you as you deserve!
I will whip the woman, I mean the child—no, I mean the dog; in fact, I will castigate all three of them.
Its declared purpose was "simply to instruct the young, reform the old, correct the town, and castigate the age."
The company, or companies, of soldiers will be first detailed for the arduous duties of the field to castigate the Indians.
c.1600, from Latin castigatus, past participle of castigare "to correct, set right; purify; chastise, punish," from castus "pure" (see caste) + agere "to do" (see act (n.)). The notion behind the word is "make someone pure by correcting or reproving him."
If thou didst put this soure cold habit on To castigate thy pride, 'twere well. [Shakespeare, "Timon" IV.iii (1607)]Related: Castigated; castigating; castigator; castigatory.