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synonyms for punishments

  • abuse
  • beating
  • discipline
  • forfeiture
  • retribution
  • sanction
  • suffering
  • torture
  • trial
  • amercement
  • castigation
  • chastening
  • chastisement
  • comeuppance
  • confiscation
  • correction
  • deprivation
  • forfeit
  • gallows
  • infliction
  • lumps
  • maltreatment
  • mortification
  • mulct
  • ostracism
  • pain
  • penance
  • proof
  • purgatory
  • reparation
  • rod
  • sequestration
  • unhappiness
  • victimization
  • disciplinary action
  • hard work
  • just desserts
  • punitive measures
  • rough treatment
  • short shrift
  • slave labor
  • what for
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antonyms for punishments

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  • award
  • happiness
  • reward
  • indulgence
  • encouragement
  • exoneration
  • praise
  • protection
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How to use punishments in a sentence

Spite, however, of punishments and prohibitions the use of tobacco spread with the rapidity of lightning.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Take away the belief in future existence and future rewards and punishments, and there is not much religion left.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
The graces and amenities of life can exist without reference to future rewards and punishments.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
One of the punishments Mr Yates had invented was to lock up a culprit in a dark room for several hours together, without food.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
But of much greater importance was the check put upon arbitrary and cruel punishments by custom.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
He was addressed by his ward as dominus, and seems to have had the right to compel obedience by mild punishments (Fig. 28).
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
They despatch by the sound of the gong the foragers for grass, and insure expedition and security by rewards and punishments.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
Yet, although I never deserved it, I derived much future advantage from my repeated punishments.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
The working of this Act, and the punishments inflicted under it for more than twenty years, will be seen hereafter.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
There was no conception of a spiritual life after death, or of a state of future rewards and punishments.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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