Examples of punishment in a Sentence
I took away my daughter's car keys as a punishment for her bad behavior.
The punishments that the government has inflicted on the protesters are severe and unjust.
The punishment for murder is life imprisonment.
Some religions teach that wicked people will suffer eternal punishment in hell after they die.
Recent Examples of punishment from the Web
The Bay City Times reports 21-year-old Daniel J. Olar of Pontiac learned his punishment Monday.
The unexpected defeat to the Scots meant that the Netherlands only qualified as runners up, their punishment being a place in the toughest of the two second round groups.
But for the thirteen people in the group who had traveled with children over the border, their punishment had just begun.
Some of the players appealed their punishments to school administrators and were later reinstated.
The team lifted their punishment for Scott, who took batting practice at Marlins Park after reportedly signing a deal worth slot value of $4,038,200.
There are ways to bring down the incarceration rate, even by pulling back punishments for violent offenses, without causing more crime.
No last-day appeals were filed in the courts to try to block his punishment and Gov. Greg Abbott declined a request from his lawyers for a 30-day reprieve.
And now the jury of the internet is here to serve him his punishment via this special, wonderful meme.
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PUNISHMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of punishment for English Language Learners
: the act of punishing someone or a way of punishing someone
: the state of being punished
: rough physical treatment
PUNISHMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of punishment for Students
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