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?

  • Clinton's State of the Union proposal to semi-privatize Social Security may be getting most of the press, but his plan to penalize states with the loss of federal education dollars if they fail to enforce strict academic standards was by far the most interesting policy initiative unveiled in his Tuesday speech.

  • Allowances are allocated to each power plant based on 1997 emissions using a formula that does not penalize the "clean" plants that already have a low NOx or SO2 emission rate.

  • In 1995, he and congressional Democrats defeated a House Republican bill to penalize plaintiffs for frivolous lawsuits and to impose "loser pays" rules.


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