Unable to punish Truman from inside the party, pro-segregation Democrats determined to punish him from outside.
He said that the attack was meant to punish the navy for having refused to release the imprisoned al Qaeda operatives.
For its part, the White House never discouraged aggressive probes to find and punish leakers.
This would not punish the people of Iran as much as the companies that try to profit from propping up its dictatorship.
By trying to “punish” the paper, it seems noses are being cut off not just to spite, but to save, faces.
What steps were taken by the company to punish the rioters at Reading?
I will not punish your fault so severely as Alcibiades ventured to hope.
They boasted, after that, that the authorities would not punish them, and they would do as they pleased.
If he had been guilty, what was that to the cruel world so ready to punish, so ready to do worse!
Seeing my fury, Natalia departed, while I continued to strut about and plan how to punish the bold woman for her offence.
c.1300, from Old French puniss-, extended present participle stem of punir "to punish," from Latin punire "punish, correct, chastise; take vengeance for; inflict a penalty on, cause pain for some offense," earlier poenire, from poena "penalty, punishment" (see penal). Colloquial meaning "to inflict heavy damage or loss" is first recorded 1801, originally in boxing. Related: Punished; punishing.