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  • v  impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

  • There is great resentment about attempts to penalise Europeans for economic contacts with rogue states such as Iran, and alarm at the refusal to pay dues to the United Nations and .
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  • Charles Clarke in Sunday Herald
    In an article for Progress magazine, Clarke wrote: "We should discard the techniques of triangulation' and finish with dog whistle' language." "We should suspend the black arts of divisive inner-party briefing and bullying which penalise and...
  • Diego Maradona in The Guardian
    The tragicomic thing is the smile of the referee afterwards. I didn't see the referee laugh after I scored the goal against England,said Maradona. "Yesterday the referee was laughing. If you saw the handball, why didn't you penalise it?...
  • John Howard in Sydney Morning Herald
    In less extreme circumstances, the government would not wish to penalise cricket lovers in Zimbabwe or Australia,Mr Howard said. "However, a tour by the World Cup champions to Zimbabwe would inevitably be used as propaganda by this...

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