Origin of punishment
Examples from the Web for punishment
When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though, some would still indulge, even with the risk of punishment.
That moment is beyond the reach of legislation, or of any punishment that arrives after the fact.
The human body was not intended to take that kind of punishment.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those 10 in Egypt, for example, visited as punishment upon the Egyptians.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama|Jay Michaelson|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wound was in the thigh of the chief, and it now broke out afresh, as if in punishment for the crime he had committed.Deerfoot in The Mountains|Edward S. Ellis
Women despised her; no man would marry her, and she might be degraded by a punishment inflicted by her parents.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
The punishment for betrayal of secrecy was "the extreme penalty of the Law."The Sequel of Appomattox|Walter Lynwood Fleming
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
They accordingly suffered the punishment, the wrist being divided by a cleaver driven through the joint by force of a mallet.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for punishment
Word Origin and History for punishment
late 14c., from Anglo-French punisement (late 13c.), Old French punissement, from punir (see punish). Meaning "rough handling" is from 1811.
Idioms and Phrases with punishment
see glutton for punishment.