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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Subjected to a penalty (as pain or shame or restraint or loss) for an offense or fault or in order to coerce some behavior (as a confession or obedience).

Usage examples (34)
  • Florida broke the rules and they should remain punished for breaking them.
  • However, the fact that these two guys have not been properly punished is not the fault of the Courts.
  • So what will be punished is not flag burning itself, but the attitude and motives of those doing the burning.
  • Whether anyone should be punished is an entirely separate matter, and one that depends on what individual students may or may not havedone. for more
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