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Vallandigham had returned to his home in defiance of his banishment beyond military lines, and was leniently suffered to remain.
The deluded populace, when once the slaughter on the field of battle is over, can scarcely be treated too leniently.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
"You have judged that old bear much too leniently," began the professor.
"Well, I don't see why not," agreed the lieutenant, leniently.Linda Carlton, Air Pilot|Edith Lavell
One can't judge of her leniently, perhaps, but what she must have gone through at the time of that trial—and before!The Honour of the Clintons|Archibald Marshall