inflict punishment

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And Watson grew even cooler, while the baffled Patsy, unable to inflict punishment, raged wildly and more wildly.
Kicking, scratching, striking, biting, she routed the terrified Usanga in short order, and so obsessed was she by her desire to inflict punishment upon her unfaithful lord and master that she quite forgot the object of his infatuation.
To stand in the open, even with the odds all against him; to be able to use his fists, to put up some sort of defense, to inflict punishment upon his adversary--then he could face death with a smile.
But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
The reason former Labour PM Gordon Brown first introduced Tax Credits was to support those on low hours not inflict punishment on them.
Morgan called Harmon an "angry woman" who targeted the child for no other reason than to inflict punishment.
From the author of the acclaimed Gone and BZRK series, The Tattooed Heart is the follow-up to last year's Messenger of Fear novel which introduced the characters of Messenger and Mara, souls destined by previous indiscretions to inflict punishment and retribution on other wrong-doers.
A curse is to invoke a supernatural power to inflict punishment on someone and I don't think anyone could say Georgia seeming to have fallen for Giovanni Pernice is a punishment.
And it may inflict punishment only upon a determination that a person did in fact act culpably, and then only to the extent warranted by her culpability.
Thus, disparate impact doctrine, which is supposed to help minority groups, will, once again, inflict punishment on minority students, who will be forced to learn from teachers who demonstrate lower levels of literacy or who perhaps even lack basic knowledge--just one more reason the Supreme Court should have sent disparate impact to the dustbin of legal history.
Yet many of us inflict punishment on ourselves by choosing isolation over community.
Successful prosecutions generally involve officers who have lied about what they've done, tried to cover up their actions, or used excessive force to inflict punishment.