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- v. Present participle of mete.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Measuring.
- n. A Middle English form of meeting.
- n. A dream.
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Just like Holy-Blowbag Joe will never himself practice ‘Silence is Golden’ – the USA will never stand firm in meting out fair critism against an Israeli abuse.
For the receiving party the confession and apology allows a sense of justice in meting out punishment, but it can easily become the occasion for building up a full head of indignation: I was wronged, and I want to defend that high ground of self-righteousness as long as possible.
It is not indeed requisite that the strict letter of law should always be observed in meting out punishment.
Dr. Lightfoot says, "He laid them on the ground and measured them with a cord, who should be slain and who should live;" and this is called meting out the valley of Succoth, Ps. lx.
Coughlin Agrees Hits Should Be Deterred After a flurry of vicious hits sending players to the sidelines Sunday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin the NFL said it could soon start meting out suspensions for helmet-to-helmet hits.
People get killed as a result of criminal court judges who are, apparently, congenitally incapable of meting out justice.
Hate to inform you of this, TP, but person X's "own personal gain" and self-justifications are irrelevant and quite properly NOT considered in the weighing of crimes, the judgment of evil, or the meting of punishment.
As usual, the general took his frustrations out on his men, meting out brutal punishments for this or that.
In the past, rights activists have accused fans of going on rampages through the city after matches, meting out violence to people of darker complexion.
Monetary authorities are meting out death to their paper currencies.