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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Pain or suffering for having done wrong.

Usage examples (37)
  • Let the punishment match the offense.
  • Nor did he use the term punishment, or spell out any consequences for clergy or bishops who had not upheld canon or civil law.
  • Furthermore, from a pragmatic perspective, the punishment is all wrong.
  • "I feel like a queen, Grandma," she said; "if this is what you call punishment I don't mind it a bit." for more
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