Example sentences for: penalty

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

  • In essence, while Clinton would not be forced to resign or leave office, he would suffer a penalty that is often associated in the public mind with officials who are required to resign to avoid being removed or criminally prosecuted.

  • Today, they can speak out against the "death penalty" without confusion or irony--and without being asked for clarification--because the traditional meaning of that phrase is no longer plausible.

  • For most couples (those making up to about $60,000 a year), the main "marriage penalty" comes from the fact that the standard deduction for a married couple is less than the standard deduction for two unmarried individuals--$1,400 less for childless couples and $3,400 less for couples with children.

  • As for the death penalty, it's not like murderers don't deserve to die; of course they do.

  • Official Business Penalty for Private Use $300


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