noun, plural le·ni·en·cies.
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Example sentences from the Web for leniency
It should be specially stated that lenience could not and was not extended to the point of fraternisation."And they thought we wouldn't fight"|Floyd Gibbons
Bonaparte has also been blamed for the lenience of his terms.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
De Wet was once more given his life, and the other rebels were treated with a lenience which nothing but its wisdom could excuse.A Short History of the Great War|A. F. Pollard
I thought it an odd example of lenience to allow the batsman as many strokes behind the catcher as he chanced to make.Roving East and Roving West|E. V. Lucas
He is a son Of our great neighbor, and his death would wound The courtesy of nations that is kept By lenience unabraded.The Mortal Gods and Other Plays|Olive Tilford Dargan