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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of commute.

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Examples

  • Jordanian jailed for killing sister over mobile calls AMMAN, Feb 22, 2010 (AFP) - A Jordanian on death row for the murder of his married sister who used her mobile too often in an apparent "honour killing" has had his term commuted to 10 years in jail, a judicial official said Monday.

    Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

  • Now the figures in Canada, certainly of the conduct of released convicted murderers whose sentences have been commuted is not as accurate.

    The Death Penalty—For and Against

  • The court has so far spent about $100 million and handed down just one sentence, a 35-year jail term commuted to 19 years for Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, for his role in the deaths of more than 14,000 people at the notorious S-21 torture center in Phnom Penh.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Esteban Nuñez, who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the stabbing death of college student Luis Dos Santos, had his prison term commuted to seven years by the governor.

    latimes.com - News

  • The fiction of a tardy repentance absolved the fame and the soul of her deceased husband; the sentence of the Iconoclast patriarch was commuted from the loss of his eyes to a whipping of two hundred lashes: the bishops trembled, the monks shouted, and the festival of orthodoxy preserves the annual memory of the triumph of the images.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • A small group of white girls from stupendously troubled families (the kids are described as "cherubic" for maximum effect) began meeting in one of the girls 'houses after school — and sometimes in a motel room — to do drugs and service two groups of rough trade, one of local white boys, the other of African-American boys (a recent prison inmate among them) who commuted from a different part of the county to avail themselves of the girls.

    Are You There God? It's Me, Monica

  • I didn't drive 100s of thousands of miles per year NoB, but I did drive from North San Diego to LA daily for five years and did a daily circle of most all of the freeways in Houston for a period of time, commuted from Alameda, Marin, and San Mateo counties to The City for a period of years, and commuted from the outskirts of Sacramento to Tahoe or Grass Valley four days a week for a couple of years.

    Drivers in Mexico

  • I have not perfected a homestead entry for 160 acres of land under any law except what is known as the commuted provision of the homestead law contained in section 2301, Revised Statutes, nor have I made or commuted

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 8, part 2: Grover Cleveland

  • States during the War of the Rebellion and was honorably discharged therefrom, as shown by a statement of such service herewith, and that I have remained loyal to the Government; that I have not perfected a homestead entry for 160 acres of land under any law except what is known as the commuted provision of the homestead law contained in section

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 8, part 2: Grover Cleveland

  • Huckabee 'commuted' the sentence to 47 years .... he didn't grant him clemency by setting him free ... stupid is as stupid does.

    HuckPAC coordinator steps down, citing clemency decision

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