Example sentences for: penal

How can you use “penal” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Petal, penal, and canal,

  • Some years elapsed before the British decided to establish a penal settlement in the land which Cook, when he took possession of it in 1770, primarily to forestall the French, named New South Wales.

  • Penal laws regulating the possession and distribution of marijuana are as difficult to justify as school policies expelling eighth graders for distributing Midol.

  • Stating that ...many words and usages exiled from East Germany now found a place as free citizens in the world of linguistic glasnost..., he cites only one, Republikflucht , which is a true East German neologism, i.e., a new crime--leaving the country-- which didn't exist before and has since been eliminated from the penal code.

  • In 1890, he spent 81 days crossing Siberia to the penal colony of Sakhalin so he could spend three months there studying the health conditions, about which he wrote a very full report.


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