- v impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
- a resulting in punishment
the king imposed a punishing tax
- s characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
set a punishing pace
- There Will Be Blood, an audience-punishing epic that doesn't open for another two weeks.
- With each passing day, Israel's war against Hamas grows riskier and more punishing, with the gains appearing to diminish compared to the spiraling costs to Israel's moral .
- punishing a powerful conservative ally accused of decades of pedophilia, Pope Benedict XVI has proven that the Vatican's oft-stated commitment to crack down on abusive priests has .
News & Articles
- Correction: Egypt-Syria story
CAIRO (AP) — In a story June 13 about the Egyptian presidency's position on citizens joining the fight in Syria, The Associated Press erroneously quoted the president's foreign affairs adviser as saying, "We are no longer a center for rendition, or punishing Egyptians for what they do in other countries." The correct quote is "We are no longer a center for rendition, or a center for punishing ...
June 14, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
- Wet weather causes power outages in Ashtabula County
The punishing storm never materialized, but rain that lashed Ashtabula County on Thursday morning did cause isolated power outages across the area, according to reports.
June 14, 2013 - Star Beacon
- The rough at Merion has been brutal thus far at the U.S. Open
We all knew that Merion Golf Club has some special ways of punishing golfers. It isn't the length or the water or even the greens, but the rough at this year's U.S. Open is high and nasty and is punishing … Continue reading ?
June 13, 2013 - Devil Ball Golf via Yahoo! Sports
- Lee Baca in Washington Post
My message to those who don't like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice,Baca said.
- Barack Obama in Politico
We should not be punishing patriotic Americans who have stepped forward to serve this country. We should be celebrating their willingness,Obama said.
- Wen Jiabao in FOXNews
What we are trying to do is to ensure no such event happens in future, by punishing those responsible leaders as well as enterprises. None of those companies lacking professional ethics or social morals will be let off,Wen said, according to...