Example sentences for: penalize

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

  • Le Monde said the United States was isolated on bananas and had managed to unite the whole of Europe against it by "maladroitly" including Scottish cashmere among the European products it has chosen to penalize.

  • Should we use the tax system to penalize companies that fire workers and reward those that do not?

  • Mandatory standards enlarge government power to penalize makers who don't abide by the rules and also give U.S.

  • 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.

  • 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?)

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