He set to work at once to rediscipline the army; and his punishment of deserters, abominable in itself, was no doubt an effective warning that the new general was not a man with whom it was safe to trifle.
He flung himself with his usual undeviating stedfastness of purpose into every branch of study, and though he deliberately abandoned rhetoric, he toiled hard at philosophy, at the discipline of arms, at the administration of business, and at the difficult study of Roman jurisprudence.
Her undisciplined voice rang spinsterishly down the staircase, outraging it, defiling the whole interior.
a woman-disciple,W. +Discipline+, sb.
It was reserved for the heroes of Plataea to teach the world the lesson that the strength of armies is not in multitudes but in discipline,--a lesson confirmed by the conquests of Alexander and Caesar.
Everything must be squared according to an inexorable plan; self must be despised, passions restrained and clarified, till the life becomes thin and attenuated through careful discipline,--all hopes and fears laid aside till the soul becomes accustomed to its chilly atmosphere.
I fear the average Sergeant-Major would have beaten Dolores within a week of matrimony, but I strove to make loss, discomfort, and disappointment a discipline,--and music, silk dresses and daintiness an aesthetic re-training to a barrack-blunted mind.
A more disciplined military force was provided by subjecting all owners of five hides of land to "thane-service," a step which recognized the change that had now substituted the thegn for the eorl and in which we see the beginning of a feudal system.
But he is being disciplined--" "Disciplined?"
they've got everything before them, without one experience and discipline!--From a letter to her husband, dated Dorset, Sept. 17, 1871.
Towards positivism as an organization, a discipline,--in short, as a church,--her attitude must be plainly stated.
The seasoning in the colonies.--The number that annually die in the seasoning.--The employment of the survivors.--The colonial discipline.--Its tendency to produce cruelty.--Horrid instance of this effect.--Immoderate labour, and its consequences.--Want of food and its consequences.--Severity and its consequences.--The forlorn situation of slaves.--An appeal to the memory of Alfred.--Chap.
Je ne suis pas mere, mais je suis tante; j'ai vu naitre mes neveux et nieces, je les ai berces dans mes bras, j'ai veille sur leurs premiers pas, j'ai observe le developpement graduel de leur coeur et de leur intelligence, j'ai senti a fond combien l'oeuvre de l'education est serieuse et combien il importe d'etre discipline soi-meme par le Seigneur pour discipliner les petits confies a nos soins.
Turn to "The Lay of the Thorn," and mark the gusto with which a mother disciplines her maid.
We know that an army which can be confided in may be formed by discipline,--that by systematic discipline all men may be made heroes.
Discipline.--The very occasional cases of infraction of rules which entail one or more days' detention in the police cells, have a special diet prescribed for them.
I will not dwell on those peculiarities which Macaulay ridicules and Taine repeats,--the hatred of theatres and assemblies and symbolic festivals and bell-ringings, the rejection of the beautiful, the elongated features, the cropped hair, the unadorned garments, the proscription of innocent pleasures, the nasal voice, the cant phrases, the rigid decorums, the strict discipline,--these, doubtless exaggerated, were more than balanced by the observance of the Sabbath, family prayers, temperate habits, fervor of religious zeal, strict morality, allegiance to duty, and the perpetual recognition of God Almighty as the sovereign of this world, to whom we are responsible for all our acts and even our thoughts.
But the novice entering the order had to go through terrible discipline,--to be a servant, anything; to live according to rigid rules, so that his spirit was broken by mechanical duties.
Discipline.--Under the head of discipline there are hardly any complaints to make, and punishment has rarely had to be inflicted.
He inflicted unnecessary cruelties in order to maintain military discipline,--wholesome, doubtless, but such as less arbitrary commanders would have hesitated to do.
6 Chaotic indiscipline, ill-adjusted effort, spasmodic aims, these give the quality of all my Bromstead memories.
A l'epoque ou il conduisait les troupes indisciplinees de la Ligue contre l'infatigable Henri IV, son extreme gloutonnerie l'a fait un jour battre a plate couture.
Then, with that dry laugh, 'We make trial of all things in this world,' he said, 'to see if perhaps we can find something we shall like.--discipline here, freedom in the other place.