Example sentences for: penalties

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

  • As a result, we've stiffened penalties, raised the drinking age from 18 to 21, mandated license revocation for minors caught driving after drinking any amount of alcohol and, in 16 states, tightened the blood-alcohol standard for drunkenness.

  • The suit seeks a court order requiring the defendants to correct the alleged violations, to pay compensation to people with disabilities whose rights were allegedly violated, and to pay civil and punitive penalties.

  • It was also suggested that the SEC needed to explore how it is using its enforcement powers, as civil penalties may ultimately be hurting shareholders more than those who have violated the securities laws.

  • Indeed, even Richard Nixon did not suffer these two penalties.

  • Anti-smoking advertising is only one weapon in the fight against tobacco: A proposed settlement being worked on by U.S. cigarette makers and government lawyers will require that the tobacco industry 1) fund smoking-cessation programs for American smokers; 2) commit to reducing teen smoking by 50 percent over the next seven years, failing which it will pay huge penalties; 3) drastically curtail advertising; 4) fund "countermarketing" programs.


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