Example sentences for: inflicting

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  • Hypothesis 3 says that when I buy a $100 gun, I protect myself from, say, $150 worth of property loss, while inflicting, say, $75 worth of property loss on my neighbors--because half the criminals who try unsuccessfully to rob me go on to rob someone else instead.

  • About a month ago, the NYT ran a front-page story revealing that crash tests show sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks are inflicting very high levels of harm to cars and their occupants in collisions, and today the Times brings word that in response, some big insurance companies are raising their liability rates on the oversize vehicles.

  • The new English language Arab Daily said Thursday that the government's clampdown on "bad news" has "opened the door to rumors, inflicting a higher toll on the people than the truth would achieve."

  • Plant leaves and other plant parts including peppers were then rubbed into the wounds on the noses of the dogs [ 20 ] . This was done on the assumption that the power of scent in dogs was improved by these practices since the nasal mucous membranes were cleaned, the perceptions were sharpened, and the dog would keep its nose to the ground when hunting [ 20 21 ] . There seemed to be a mental connection of success in acquisition of game with pain previously inflicted on the hunter and his dog [ 20 ] . The nervous system of the dogs was irritated to such an extent that it was responsive to even the slightest external stimulus and therefore more likely to be successful in hunting [ 21 ] . There was also the belief that inflicting pain was a means of preparing to meet without flinching any pain or danger that could arise during the chase [ 20 ] . This preparation was not ill-advised since Lachesis muta muta often lives in the burrows of lappe and tatou [ 22 ] . Each hunting dog was trained to hunt one sort of game [ 20 ] .

  • At once lethargic and vicious, he is roused from his decrepitude only by the prospect of inflicting discomfort or pain.


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