Example sentences for: penalize

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

  • (Mainstream conservatives sure aren't complaining about the WTO's power to penalize countries that fail to open their telecommunications to foreign investment.)

  • While the critique echoes conservative complaints about multiculturalism (harassment law makes women helpless victims), it also incorporates a libertarian strain (government should not pry into consensual sexual relations) and an Epicurean one (we shouldn't penalize people with active libidos; so long as nobody gets hurt--or helped--who cares?)

  • The physical resemblance to the canonical stem-loop precursor was also assessed with metrics that reward continuous helical pairing and progressively penalize internal loops of increasing size.

  • The suit aims 1) to penalize the industry for concealing the risks of cigarettes and 2) to recover billions of tax dollars spent on smoking-related health care.

  • Even as we strive to improve the consistency of care—and striving is clearly a very good idea—we must continue to cultivate novelty and originality, rather than penalize it.


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