Definition of disciplined 

: marked by or possessing discipline a disciplined mind

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But there are different sects and ways to practice which can range from casual to more disciplined ways to live your life. Emily Shippee, Teen Vogue, ""A Very Large Expanse Of Sea" Author Tahereh Mafi on Representation for Muslim-American Teens and the Need for More Diverse Love Stories," 2 Nov. 2018 In contrast, the dividends that have become a regular feature of the Australian gold companies show not only the health of their mines but a determination by management to remain disciplined and reward shareholders along the way. Paul Garvey, WSJ, "Despite Big Merger, Investors Still Cautious on Gold Mining Companies," 24 Sep. 2018 Its affiliate, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, was disbanded in 2011; its members renounced violence but distinguished themselves as relatively disciplined rebels once the revolution against Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi kicked off. Nabih Bulos, The Seattle Times, "Seventeen years after Sept. 11, al-Qaida may be stronger than ever," 10 Sep. 2018 Whatever the personality trait in question, there is evidence the disciplined application of an effective behavioral approach (exercise, meditation, journaling, practicing gratitude, etc.), has the potential to bring about change. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "People can change if they put in sustained hard work," 8 June 2018 Wilton is especially adept at developing hitting skills and work ethic, and Junior’s approach is decidedly more disciplined than that of his notoriously free-swinging dad. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 19, stays calm as fans beg for call-up: 'God knows the right time'," 25 May 2018 But moving from an unruly economic policy to something more disciplined is a big turnaround. The Economist, "How to play Argentina," 14 June 2018 Once unable to compete with the financial heavyweights of the Mexican professional soccer league, Pachuca, 90 minutes northeast of Mexico City, became an ascendant team that has taken a disciplined approach to youth development. James Wagner, New York Times, "A Nightmare for Mexico’s Soccer Opponents: More Chuckys On the Way," 27 June 2018 The party that produced Britain’s first Jewish and female prime ministers puts the disciplined exercise of power above mere dogma. The Economist, "The Conservative Party has trashed the basic principles of conservatism," 12 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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