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 Meanings and Examples of PUNISH
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punish
 v.  impose a penalty on for a fault, offense, or violation
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It's really true, whom the gods want to punish they first make mad.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT V
2  The quartermaster frowned, looking at the soldiers as if threatening to punish them.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII
3  God will punish you, she said admonishingly, turning to Pierre.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII
4  Nothing in life seemed to him of much importance, and under the influence of the depression that possessed him he valued neither his liberty nor his resolution to punish his wife.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
5  He rode in angry agitation toward him, firmly grasping his whip and fully prepared to take the most resolute and desperate steps to punish his enemy.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI
6  When sent for by Count Ostermann, Rostov, remembering that he had charged without orders, felt sure his commander was sending for him to punish him for breach of discipline.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XV
7  We must punish the villain who has caused the ruin of Moscow.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV
8  The soldiers in the yard, hearing the shot, came into the passage asking what had happened, and expressed their readiness to punish the culprits, but the officer sternly checked them.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVIII
9  The hatred and contempt of the crowd punish such men for discerning the higher laws.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER V
10  He did not allow himself either to be hard on or punish a man, or to make things easy for or reward anyone, merely because he felt inclined to do so.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER VII
11  Power was indeed given him to determine by himself what measures the exigency demanded; to do what he had to do without consultation; and to punish without appeal.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
12  Whereupon the Romans grew less eager to punish their enemies by dividing their lands, and were content, when they deprived any city of its territory, to send colonists to occupy it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXVII.
13  But had Tarquin lived like the other kings, when Sextus his son committed that outrage, Brutus and Collatinus would have had recourse to him to punish the offender, and not to the commons of Rome.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V.
14  What made him hated was his being more stern to punish than bountiful to reward; and Livius instances the following circumstances as giving rise to this hatred.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXIII.
15  But if any consul or other leader ever joined battle contrary to the auspices, the Romans would punish him, as they did Claudius Pulcher.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIII.
Example Sentence: (67 in 5 pages)
16  He argued in favour of capital punishment.
17  He advocates the return of capital punishment.
18  Most democracies have abolished capital punishment.
19  I'm strongly opposed to capital punishment.
20  Capital punishment is allowable only under exceptional circumstances.
21  Congressman Saunders fired the opening salvo during a heated debate on capital punishment.
22  They seriously believe that capital punishment is a deterrent.
23  I don't agree with capital punishment.
24  I don't really believe in capital punishment, I'm just playing the devil's advocate.
25  Capital punishment has no place in a modern society.
26  The case of Harris has sharpened the debate over capital punishment.
27  Community punishment is used for less serious offenders.
28  Let the punishment fit the crime.
29  The punishment should be proportional to the crime.
30  Expulsion from school is a harsh form of punishment.