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  • adv. According to a penal code

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a penal manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a penal manner; as a punishment or penalty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a punishing manner


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  • It needs to commit to being globally competitive; encouraging entrepreneurship; investing in talent and potential; rewarding success; and taxing fairly rather than penally.

    What should Miliband do to make Labour electable again?

  • While the BoP circumvented the standard public comment (and feedback process), it has sought to get around this by describing the CMU as a "self-contained general population unit," implying that the unit is legally and penally no different than a normal unit at an FCI.

    Daniel McGowan: Tales from Inside the U.S. Gitmo

  • It really is like going to a church of righteousness when we cross their sacred threshhold genuflect and collect up our sea-transported figs, un-tortured but strangely twisted vegetables, and penally diverse grains.

    Green Day: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

  • Yet when it befalls me to be more moved with the voice than the words sung, I confess to have sinned penally, and then had rather not hear music.

    The Confessions

  • Your penally for the crass remark is to become my personal love slave.

    Phaze Doubt

  • Spiritual judgments of God, in hardening the hearts of men judicially and penally to their destruction, are as visible to every considering person as any of God's outward judgments whatsoever.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • But now they from whom the word is taken penally are no way troubled about it, nor do long after it; they rejoice in what they have in the room of it, -- are exceedingly well pleased without it.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • The first thing God doth, when he hardens men's hearts penally, is, to give them up to their own lusts.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Hence, God for the guilt of some sins penally gives many up to the power of others, Rom. i.


  • He died penally under the sentence of the law, and all were obnoxious unto death, or dead on that account.



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  • In Mrs. Charles Darwin's cookbook there is a penally pudding - unfortunately no recipe. And others on the Internet have asked with so far no results. Any ideas anyone?

    March 27, 2009