disciplined

adjective
dis·​ci·​plined

Definition of disciplined

: marked by or possessing discipline a disciplined mind

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The Angels have tried to keep Ohtani fresh by giving him at least a week of mound rest between his pitching starts, adhering to a disciplined plan drawn up by Eppler. Greg Beacham And Dave Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Angels star Shohei Ohtani out at least 3 weeks with elbow sprain," 8 June 2018 Returning offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has really channeled Stafford from being a cliché gunslinger to a more disciplined, precise player. SI.com, "Fantasy Football Preseason Reports: A Scout’s Take on Every Team," 5 July 2018 Democrats and their liberal allies have mounted their own disciplined effort to frame the tax bill as a giveaway to the wealthy and well-connected. Washington Post, "‘It’s the economy, stupid’: GOP prepares to sell tax law as its 2018 survival strategy," 23 Jan. 2018 But the latest potential addition to Trump's team could take things in a totally different — and more disciplined — direction. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Who is Ted Olson?," 20 Mar. 2018 Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes is trusting his players to remain 'disciplined' ahead of their second leg fixture against Besiktas in the UEFA Champions League last 16. SI.com, "Jupp Heynckes Calls for Player 'Discipline' Against Besiktas as 4 Key Bayern Stars Risk Suspension," 14 Mar. 2018 Across Latin America in recent years, people who prefer obedient, disciplined children have voted consistently for right-wing populists such as Porfirio Lobo in Honduras and Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala. Marc J. Hetherington, Vox, "How you think about raising children says a lot about your political views," 29 Nov. 2018 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

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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