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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of penalize.


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  • The amendment "penalizes" millionaire candidates for exercising their First Amendment right to spend their wealth campaigning, Mr. Herman argued.

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  • I don't think the quiz "penalizes" you for knowing too much; it just moves you more to the middle.


  • The moral of the Stephenson story isn't that having an involved father "penalizes" a blue-chip high school recruit, it's that the recruiting process demands some humility from both recruit and parents.

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  • But Why Tuesday? co-founder Norman Ornstein and Democratic New York Rep. Steve Israel argued last week in a New York Times op-ed that the U.S. still doesn't come close to the top nations for voter turnout, "despite all the money and the news media hysteria," and that the current system "penalizes" single parents and people with two jobs.

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  • The National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign soon, penalizes foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran's central bank, a measure aimed at making it more difficult for Tehran to sell its oil.

    U.S. Raises Alarm Over Oil Lanes

  • Some European countries, such as Denmark, have had success tackling the problem of long-term unemployment through a carrot-and-stick approach that helps the jobless find work and penalizes them if they don't.

    U.S. Job Market Shows Ills of Europe

  • This, of course, penalizes GM competitors, including Toyota, Honda and other “transplants” whose cars are made in America by Americans for Americans, and Ford, which does not have the freedom of maneuver conferred by TARP money because Ford is not taking any …

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  • When a company doesn't provide information for one of the 10 metrics, Corporate Knights assigns it a null score for that category, and penalizes the company with an unfavorable transparency score.

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  • The sanctions will fall most immediately on schools with high concentrations of poor and minority children, because these children tend to have lower test scores and because the NCLB disaggregation approach effectively penalizes more diverse schools.

    Gregoire Trying to Get Local Buy-In on Education Reform Plan « PubliCola

  • Sure: craft a law that penalizes the attorneys who file the frivolous cases -- not the clients, mind you, the ATTORNEYS -- a 10x penalty for the case if it's determined frivolous plus suspension of your license for increasing durations for each successive frivolous case.

    Reporting 101 « PubliCola


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