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inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment

Synonyms for punishing

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

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In forming their sentence, the court have been governed as much by the consideration of your ignorance of the laws as by a strict sense of the importance of punishing such outrages as this of which you have been found guilty.
He watched all his steps, and always spoke to him with an angry countenance; punishing him for what he called his dreadful rebellion against such a clement prince as the Stadtholder.
She ruled by stern kindness, rarely rewarding, never punishing, and he had to confess that her own sailors worshipped her, while the house-boys were her slaves, and did three times as much work for her as he had ever got out of them.
Daylight put a stop to this with spurs and quirt, running him several punishing miles in the direction of his bolt.
Lamai fought pitched battles with his brothers and sisters for teasing Jerry, and these battles invariably culminated in Lenerengo taking a hand and impartially punishing all her progeny.
An' no wrinkles, 'n' some jaw, good 'n' punishing, an' not a shade too full in the cheek or too empty.
He gave one yelp of consternation, and then her punishing jaws closed upon him.
And through it all moved the Iron Heel, impassive and deliberate, shaking up the whole fabric of the social structure in its search for the comrades, combing out the Mercenaries, the labor castes, and all its secret services, punishing without mercy and without malice, suffering in silence all retaliations that were made upon it, and filling the gaps in its fighting line as fast as they appeared.
There is no use punishing the Nome King any more, and I'm 'fraid we'll have to go away without our friend.
of it, what's to become of me again, with a husband whom I have been the means of punishing, and who comes home to his wife knowing it?
He landed three blows to Rivera's one, but they were punishing blows only, and not deadly.
The whole proceeding, however, in thus trying and punishing a chief was entirely without precedent.
He said he became incensed because the stepfather was punishing him more than was justified and that he was being beaten rather than punished.
Punishing Ayaz Sadiq and the PML-N MPA for no fault of theirs was the main reason that he termed the verdict biased, he added.
Likewise, in order to check exploitation of the officials by the senior command and to discourage favoritism / nepotism in award of punishments, the new laws also empower the appellate authority to take suo moto notice of any irregularity committed by the punishing authority and to revise the original orders.