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tolerant or lenient

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not strict

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characterized by tolerance and mercy

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This is well enough, but nevertheless I cannot, I confess, incline towards the Shakers; view them with much favour, or extend towards them any very lenient construction.
Her mind made up on these several points, and her resolution formed, of always judging and acting in future with the greatest good sense, she had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever; and the lenient hand of time did much for her by insensible gradations in the course of another day.
Masked judges and masked executioners, with unlimited power, and no appeal from their judgements, in that hard, cruel age, were not likely to be lenient with men they suspected yet could not convict.
If it is necessary to handle you again I shall not be so lenient.
I must ask his pardon to-day, and entreat him to be lenient in his accusation, if the revelation must be made.
Because, Eddy,' clasping her hand on his arm, 'we have so much reason to be very lenient to each other
having a lenient consideration,' he stipulated, 'for my being no workman, Doyce.
But in other points, as well as this, I was growing very lenient to my master: I was forgetting all his faults, for which I had once kept a sharp look-out.
Those whose extensive researches have given them the means of judging my backslidings with more severity, will probably be lenient in proportion to their knowledge of the difficulty of my task.
If he had got out, the whole business would come to light, and I should have been court-martialled and shot as likely as not; for people were not very lenient at a time like that.
The PTCL also gives its customers about one month to pay their last month's bill, which is the most lenient practice in the telecom market of Pakistan.
Rhys Gethin, posting on Facebook, said: "The courts are far too lenient when it comes to dealing with speeding motorists.
West Midlands Ambulance Service Trust chief executive Anthony Marsh (pictured), who requested the appeal, said: "The sentence is extremely lenient given the traumatic injuries sustained and the emotional upset experienced.
1) The lenient view sees such lies as sleazy and so morally unattractive, but a long way from deceiving someone into sex by successfully pretending to be his or her spouse, for example.
Fergus Finlay, speaking to RTE radio show Today With Sean O'Rourke, said he is "reluctant" to second guess a judge but added: "I can't see any basis this sentence could be described as anything other than incredibly lenient.