punishment


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something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing

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Moreover, sirs of the guard," added Don Quixote, "these poor fellows have done nothing to you; let each answer for his own sins yonder; there is a God in Heaven who will not forget to punish the wicked or reward the good; and it is not fitting that honest men should be the instruments of punishment to others, they being therein no way concerned.
exclaimed Madame de Villefort, "the punishment, monsieur?
There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone; you can't isolate yourself and say that the evil which is in you shall not spread.
Norris's resolving to quit Mansfield and devote herself to her unfortunate Maria, and in an establishment being formed for them in another country, remote and private, where, shut up together with little society, on one side no affection, on the other no judgment, it may be reasonably supposed that their tempers became their mutual punishment.
and it was also possible that He would be pitiful to those who had had no chance of learning the truth,--this was reasonable enough, though such were the activities of the Missionary Society there could not be many in this condition--but if the chance had been theirs and they had neglected it (in which category were obviously Roman Catholics and Dissenters), the punishment was sure and merited.
That the mother threatened corporal punishment, whereat the father tremblingly intervened.
The jury believes the white kitten known as Eureka is guilty of having eaten the piglet owned by Princess Ozma, and recommends that she be put to death in punishment of the crime.
Yet through all the agony of that fearful punishment the thag still stood motionless pinning down his adversary, and then the man leaped in, seeing that the blind bull would be the least formidable enemy, and ran his spear through the tarag's heart.
As White Fang watched Weedon Scott approach, he bristled and snarled to advertise that he would not submit to punishment.
There's something funny," she remarked, addressing her subjects, "in a big girl like this coming to a new school and beginning with a punishment.
Your Honour," said the Malefactor, interrupting, "would you be kind enough to alter my punishment to ten years in the penitentiary and nothing else?
Nor shall I recount further incidents of the life that is now to end--a life of wandering, always and everywhere haunted by an overmastering sense of crime in punishment of wrong and of terror in punishment of crime.
Happier than many of his comrades, Defoe succeeded in escaping death or even punishment.
You may take your seat, Emmeline, and you will remain at the foot of your spelling class for a week as punishment for passing the note.
Their punishment by Heracles is represented on one of the earlier metopes from Selinus.