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In countries that experienced more lenient lockdowns, ridership ebbed a bit but stayed persistently higher than the expected average.
Timber companies have successfully fought to keep Oregon’s laws more lenient than neighboring states, lobbying lawmakers and the public through opinion campaigns to burnish the industry’s reputation.Timber Tax Cuts Cost Oregon Towns Billions. Then Polluted Water Drove Up the Price.|by Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive|January 1, 2021|ProPublica
In a statement, the head of the NCAA’s Division I Council said the body has been more lenient this year in recognition of the unusual circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.NCAA grants blanket waiver to transfer athletes, most of whom can play right away|Des Bieler|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Back then media owners were more lenient when it came to letting advertisers wriggle out of media commitments.
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