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
Burfict appealed and had two games shaved off the punishment.
According to his office, offenses committed during a natural disaster allows the punishment to be enhanced.
But his addiction dolled out frequent punishment in other ways.
Some graduates of conservative Liberty University are applying second order punishment by returning their diplomas to the school after the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., tweeted his approval of Trump’s response to Charlottesville.
Outside of the United States, other nations are experiencing a much higher frequency of attacks like Karli's and are enacting laws that will bring harsher punishments for similar crimes accordingly.
The punishments are being decided by institutions on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with Communist Party regulations.
In the Trump administration, the barbed issue of Russian sanctions has taken on a strange, symbolic weight, alluding not so much to the government’s willingness to inflict punishment, but its hesitancy to.
Without a panel to rule speedily on disputes, and protection against trade remedies, NAFTA’s smaller members will be more vulnerable to the punishment that the United States metes out to other trading partners (see chart).
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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
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
Word Root of punishment
legal Definition of punishment
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