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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Subjected to a penalty.


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  • Florida got penalized by the Dems the very same as they got penalized from the Reps with this new ruling, so all seems fair there.

    Full Michigan delegation with half-vote to be seated by Dems

  • Yes, this is very generous to all, but my husband feels it is unfair to him as he is being financially "penalized" for having a family.

    Ask Amy

  • One reason, as Mr. Dickinson observes, is that the 20th century generally "penalized" composers who were not groundbreakers.

    A Classical Composer in a Modern World

  • Thus, these schools should not be "penalized" by the model because of the higher percentage of STEM students.


  • Also AIG is going to be "penalized" for the sums for the Executive bonuses Mr. Geitherner and the Fed released on Sunday to them in an equal amount.

    Show Us The Money: The AIG Saga Continues

  • To my knowledge, the patient relations office never discussed the matter with the surgeon -- I certainly never heard from him -- but I did receive a termination letter followed by a series of surprisingly rude and condescending letters from their risk management attorney after I pointed out that HIPPA promises patients will not be "penalized" for filing a privacy complaint.

    Genital Photos, HIPAA and the Media

  • Unlike the residents who are taxed oops, I mean "penalized", the City continues to profit by making the rate payers foot the bill for, possibly, not spending our money on infrastructure as required.

    Do as I say*

  • The LEEDs consultant on the project said the home was "penalized" for its size.

    'Eco-Friendly' Florida Mansion

  • Joe's never made $250,000, but he feels that if he ever reaches that threshold, he shouldn't be "penalized" for his success.

    John Seery: Joe the Plumber Meets Sam the Gas Station Guy

  • Their subsequent marriage hit a snag prevalent at the time - men were in need of jobs, so women were "penalized" for tying the knot. Stories


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