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penalty
 n.  punishment established by law or authority for a crime or offense
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  Whether there had not been more abuse on the part of the law, in respect to the penalty, than there had been on the part of the culprit in respect to his fault.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
2  Jean Valjean was pronounced guilty and was condemned to the death penalty in consequence.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
3  The king, in his inexhaustible clemency, has deigned to commute his penalty to that of penal servitude for life.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
4  It had been expressly agreed that Pontmercy should never attempt to see his son nor to speak to him, under penalty of having the latter handed over to him disowned and disinherited.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH
5  During the early years of his reign, the death penalty was as good as abolished, and the erection of a scaffold was a violence committed against the King.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
6  In case of any attempt to escape, the penalty of death is to be applied.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 54 CAPTIVITY: THE THIRD DAY
7  de Treville, and permitted him to distribute furloughs for four days, on condition that the favored parties should not appear in any public place, under penalty of the Bastille.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 60 IN FRANCE
8  For which reason, and because they thought that to such persons the mere ignominy of defeat was in itself punishment enough, they would not dishearten their generals by inflicting on them any heavier penalty.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXI.
9  Whereupon, the Veientines, like those others of whom mention has just now been made, had to pay the penalty of their insolence.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXVI.
10  Yet neither of them ever ventured to strike the blow; till at last, their scheme being discovered, they paid the penalty of their combined cowardice and temerity.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
11  In the end, the rebels having no leader to advise them, and perceiving too late the error into which they had been betrayed, had to pay the penalty of their rashness by perpetual banishment.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
12  And as they were the sins of princes, it is the princes who have also suffered the penalty.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII — HOW MANY KINDS OF SOLDIERY THERE ARE, AND C...
13  At one time I considered whether I should not declare myself guilty and suffer the penalty of the law, less innocent than poor Justine had been.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
14  On the other hand, a penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
15  This penalty of being jiggered was a favorite supposititious case of his.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVII
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  His most significant political achievement was the abolition of the death penalty.
17  Many people oppose the death penalty because of the possibility of miscarriages of justice.
18  The penalty is believed to be the most severe yet meted out to a scientist for falsifying research findings.
19  I don't support the death penalty, but if people are to be executed, it should be done humanely.
20  A Russian bank has apparently agreed to handle the cash in return for written confirmation that it will face no penalty for breaching US rules prohibiting dealings with North Korea.
21  “I was surprised," said Stillman, who yelled in disgust from the penalty box.
22  For a second offence, the penalty is a guaranteed 30 days in jail, up from 14 days.
23  Congress exceeded its constitutional authority by requiring that all Americans obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
24  The government said last week it would introduce legislation to take the death penalty off the statute books and replace it with life in prison.
25  Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering soccer gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following extra-time on Saturday.
26  The second phase of the trial restarts a legal juggernaut that could saddle the energy giant with the largest environmental penalty in U.S. history, and calculate the amount of crude oil that spewed from the crippled well.
27  I was conscious that a moment's mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths.
28  He said the aim was to restore baseball fans' confidence, but the new penalties for players who test positive for drugs fall far short of those in other sports.
29  In the past the courts have treated similar cases with great leniency but there's been growing pressure from the government and the public to impose stiffer penalties.