Example sentences for: penalty

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

  • However lamentable the "marriage penalty" may be, his examples vastly overstate its size.

  • (McCain was right that yes it does, according to independent estimates of the cost of Bush's proposal to end what he calls "the death penalty."

  • The bill would pare personal income tax rates by 10 percent over the next 10 years, reduce the "marriage penalty" and the highest rate on capital gains from 20 percent to 15 percent, and repeal the tax on health insurance and large inheritances.

  • (For a head start on the satire, check out the work of Slate necro-economists and .) But the true import of the new "death penalty" is the demise of the old one.

  • The oft-complained-of "marriage penalty " only exists in the latter case.


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