verb (used with object), met·ed, met·ing.
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Origin of mete1
OTHER WORDS FROM meteun·met·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for meted
The unfortunate reality is that race, gender, and economic status do matter when justice is meted out.The Post-Brown and Garner Question: Who ‘Deserves’ to Die?|Goldie Taylor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is not a scarce commodity to be meted out begrudgingly or in short portions.The Heroic Lesbian Couple of Oklahoma Who Fought for Equal Marriage—and Won|Randy R. Potts|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Draconian punishments were meted out to supposed sinners and traitors.Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied With ISIS|Jacob Siegel, Christopher Dickey|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the last line of defense, the goalkeeper is also first in the firing line when blame and retribution are meted out.
First, however, I should like to ask you what punishment you think should be meted out to the boys who are guilty?Harry Watson's High School Days|Frank V. Webster
The same fate has been meted out to that other venerable test of sex, the position of the air-bag at the blunt end of the shell.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry|Robert Jennings
Even when she meted out punishment to her, Nancy knew that the punishment was just.A Little Miss Nobody|Amy Bell Marlowe
But Rhode Island was not a place where so severe a punishment could be meted out to such an offence.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
But if stern justice is to be meted to us all, after your merciless fashion, then Heaven help us!Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming