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Silver said in December that he hoped that players would stand for the anthem, but that he wouldn’t punish players who protested.

Students will not be punished for using single-use plastics on campus, but school officials plan to offer enough alternatives so that students will not need to rely on plastics, Chapple said.

To his credit, when he was in a position to financially punish me for saying no, he did not.

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Those videos and other stuff happened before any of us were on the team, and it feels like we’re being punished.

Each practice session was planned to the minute, and players were punished if they were late.

Instead, it appears that the Obama administration has opted to punish North Korea financially.

And the law can easily be used as a political tool to punish any disrespect of the state.

Did North Korea hack Sony to punish them for a Seth Rogen movie that taunts Kim Jong-un?

Asked, if Christie is so terrible, why he would want to punish the people of the Garden State with his presence, Tancredo laughed.

And is it right for us to withhold assistance and punish civilians?

To punish the habit, a Turk was seized and a pipe transfixed through his nose.

The children of Israel, having been sent out by Jahweh to punish the Midianites, "slew all the males."

The apprehension that God will punish for not making fulfilment to him accompanies equally the oath and the vow.

And to punish himself while this reaction lasted, he would seek her out and see that she inflicted the punishment itself.

Oh, madame, I tell you you do but waste time, and you punish me and harass yourself to little purpose.


On this page you'll find 100 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to punish, such as: abuse, chastise, correct, crack down on, discipline, and dismiss.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.