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
Methinks listening to Richard Sherman rant should be punishment enough.
State and federal privacy laws keep student punishment details from being publicly released, said Lane Findlay, the spokesman for Weber School District in the small city of Ogden, north of Salt Lake City.
The punishment for smoking on the sand is steep: one year in jail or a maximum payment of 100,000 baht, about $3,017.
The punishments were not severe, but the legislation effectively gives LGBT people in Russia the status of outcasts, barred from openly defending their rights to equality.
Newton didn't elaborate on the extent of the punishment.
Lucy, her older sister Martha (Amy Seimetz), and their younger squirt brother Ben (Charlie Shotwell) have driven all night in an RV, and are there with other hippies to protest the immorality of capital punishment.
Here are the remaining legal options left for the Dallas Cowboys tailback's slim chances of not serving his punishment immediately.
In rapid fashion, even a willfully self-deluding White House was nervous, with a ritualistic case of capital punishment beckoning for Marino.
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First Known Use of punishment
Synonymscastigation, chastisement, comeuppance, correction, desert (s), discipline, nemesis, penalty, wrath
Related Wordsreprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; assessment, charge, fine, mulct; example, sentence; confinement, imprisonment, incarceration; condemnation, damnation, denouncement; censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproof
Near Antonymsamnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; exemption, immunity, impunity; release; commutation, reprieve; absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment; condonation, disregard, overlooking
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