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a The 10-wicket defeat was chastening in the end but, for long parts of the match, it was closer than the final margin of defeat suggested.
James Milner admits one positive result does not make up for World Cup misery but believes victory over Bulgaria shows England are already learning from that chastening experience.
The immediate effect is chastening, though the ultimate result is integrative in the fullest sense.
But as he recounts in his memoir-cum-manifesto, Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott gave him some chastening advice just before President Clinton's 1997 State of the Union Address.
Just like her best work, Childs's very presence is somehow (to the likes of me, at least) chastening in its exquisite abstemiousness, its complete lack of excess, either physical or emotional.
The parallels between their declin and ours are chastening in their exactitude.
Barley Mow's end-of-season ritual of playing in unfamiliar positions proved a chastening experience this year as they were crushed 9-2 by champions Long Lawford who were in no mood to take things easy.
ANDY Murray vowed to work harder than ever after a chastening loss to Grigor Dimitrov ended his Wimbledon title defence in the quarter-finals.
CRICKET: England still believed they were in with a chance of victory in the final Test against New Zealand after a chastening first day at Eden Park.
BOLTON manager Gary Megson hopes his players are ready to show Chelsea that they have learned their lessons from the chastening Carling Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge.
West Bromwich Albion may have opened the new campaign up with a defeat but there was nothing chastening about their experience of the Emirates.