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fine

a monetary penalty imposed in criminal matters. Itmaybe accepted in instalments, and in some cases, essentially based on means, the court may remit (extinguish) the fine. In the UK there are maximum levels of fines laid down for certain offences. Some levels are changed every so often in accord with the change in the value of money. There are sometimes statutory equivalent periods of imprisonment laid down for failure to pay fines.
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Can it really be true that men are obsessed with soft-porn, cars,guns, sport and misogyny and have no finer feelings, no ambition,no sense of responsibility, no interest in art,literatureor politics and are content to wallow in a dog house of their own making?
On the other hand boys are expected to be less sensitive, are suspicious of finer feelings, are disadvantaged by course work, are less methodical, lack confidence and have low self esteem, read less than girls and are more active physically.
If the PM had any finer feelings he'd say: "Look ma'am, you nip off to Epsom and watch your filly do the business in the Oaks and I'll ring you on the mobile asking if it's OK for me to form the Government."
For the sake of their finer feelings, they would wish that the commemoration of a famous battle should be removed from the map, because the outcome of the occasion was not as they would have wished it.
It's a man's film without much in the way of finer feelings and therefore a surprise to find it directed by a woman, Kathryn Bigelow, favourite to win Best Director on the strength of turning over her ex-husband James Cameron for the Directors' Guild award last weekend, Cameron having captured the Golden Globe before that.
Considering the finer feelings of advertisers should have been last on the list of priorities.
There, home-owners are likely to be permitted to defend their property without getting banged up should they upset their burglars' finer feelings. I once attached a thin but strong wire between two clothes poles in my garden - at neck height - because was sick fed up with neds breaking into my shed.
Live Aid was the event which helped get Bob Geldof his honorary knighthood, starting a trend for pop stars to show us their finer feelings by helping less fortunate mortals.