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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.

Both state and federal rulings have imposed additional punishments on women by dint of the fact they were pregnant.

But she was very abusive to the girls, with punishments ranging from being called ugly to getting beaten with a baseball bat.

Despite the reforms, critical reporting on the powerful military has been met with severe punishments.

Just look around the country to the children of non-famous folks suffering similar punishments.

Spite, however, of punishments and prohibitions the use of tobacco spread with the rapidity of lightning.

Take away the belief in future existence and future rewards and punishments, and there is not much religion left.

The graces and amenities of life can exist without reference to future rewards and punishments.

One of the punishments Mr Yates had invented was to lock up a culprit in a dark room for several hours together, without food.

But of much greater importance was the check put upon arbitrary and cruel punishments by custom.


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On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to punishments, such as: retribution, discipline, forfeiture, torture, trial, and suffering.

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