Sentence Examples


  • On his release he had promised he would maintain the treaty of Arras and withdraw from the Netherlands; but he delayed his departure for nearly a year and took part in a punitive campaign against his captors and their allies.
  • On the one hand there is public abhorrence of excessively punitive or humiliating treatment of children.
  • The stages should become increasingly punitive in order to enforce compliance.
  • The stages should become increasingly punitive in order to enforce compliance.
  • The nearest thing to punitive damages in English law is exemplary damages.

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