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leen yuhnt lee

  • r  in a permissively lenient manner
    he felt incensed that Tarrant should have been treated so leniently given his crime

  • The office is getting known as an easy grader, awarding patents too leniently, to such things as basic medical tests and "business methods" like one-click online shopping.
  • In an age when heretics were sometimes burned at the stake, Galileo was treated relatively leniently.
  • It was much more leniently rated some decades ago than it is now because parents realize that drugs have a much more serious place in their children's lives.

  • Qiangba Puncog in AFP
    Those who have committed serious crimes will be dealt with harshly,Qiangba said, urging Tibetans to inform on each other. "If they turn themselves in, they will be dealt with leniently. If they provide further information about others...
  • Max Mosley in Sportinglife.com
    Mosley said: "The facts in this case are very clear. The team was asked to pump the fuel out of their car. They left 15 litres in the tank and told us it was empty. Under the circumstances, we feel they have been treated rather leniently."
  • Marshall Rothstein in Globe and Mail
    Studies on public perceptions of youth crime suggest that the prevailing views of the public are that youth crime is rising, particularly violent youth crime, and that young offenders are handled too leniently by youth justice courts,Mr....

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