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corporal punishment

noun as in physical punishment

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In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”

By the end of his life, the memories of corporal punishment at the hands of his teachers were vivid.

Moreover, corporal punishment has the undesirable quality that the more you use it, the less effective it becomes.

In fact, 19 states, including Texas, still allow corporal punishment in schools.

The protective order also stated that Muzzammil Hassan is “to refrain from corporal punishment” towards all four children.

Confinement beyond twenty-four hours, and the corporal punishment of adults, were expressly forbidden.

Corporal punishment, however necessary and desirable for some dispositions, always produced on Eric the worst effects.

Corporal punishment was avoided with the bigger boys, and Brigson had never undergone it before.

They think that corporal punishment breaks the spirit of the child, and in this they appear to be wiser than their white brethren.

First: Perfect discipline is said to be attained without the use of corporal punishment.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to corporal punishment, such as: spanking, whipping, beating, flagellation, flogging, and paddling.

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