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synonyms for penalties

  • cost
  • discipline
  • fine
  • forfeiture
  • amends
  • amercement
  • damages
  • disadvantage
  • dues
  • fall
  • forfeit
  • handicap
  • mortification
  • mulct
  • price
  • rap
  • retribution

antonyms for penalties

MOST RELEVANT
  • award
  • reward
  • advantage
  • benefit
  • gain
  • forgiveness
  • pardon
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How to use penalties in a sentence

The decay and ruin of nearly all the "old families" in Ireland are among the penalties of disregarding it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
In no part of the world,” he assured us, “were the Custom-house officers so strict, and the penalties so heavy.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Whoever infringed these rules incurred the penalties of high treason.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
A few days later, the bill of pains and penalties against Duncombe passed the Commons.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Under the latter he was deprived of his preferment in Oxford, and under a harsher rule might have incurred yet graver penalties.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
After all, the penalties inflicted on the press, though not decreed by juries, were somewhat more severe than those of to-day.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
A dealer in the North of London suffered heavy penalties as a receiver of stolen goods in connexion with the affair.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
After a reaction Louis renewed his efforts to extirpate the iniquity, and his son Philip continued to inflict severe penalties.
FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLSVARIOUS
Colds and Rheumatism are the pains and penalties anglers are liable to, who do not follow the above advice.
THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
There may be great crimes on which such awful penalties should be visited; but, for the honor of the race, let them be few.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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