verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- punic wars,
Origin of punish
Examples from the Web for unpunished
Fairly or unfairly, US and NATO forces are blamed for "the unpunished abuse of power by corrupt officials and power-brokers."
All musical people seem to be happy; it is the engrossing pursuit; almost the only innocent and unpunished passion.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
I tremble for the cause of humanity, in the unpunished outrages of the most wicked of mankind.
But give me your right hands, and your honour, that the adulterer shall not come off unpunished.The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08|Titus Livius
A doubtful tradition reports that he became an Atheist after being the victim of an unpunished perjury.A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations|Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
But all this did not satisfy Anne whilst Katharine and Mary remained recalcitrant and unpunished for the same offence.
Word Origin for punish
c.1300, from Old French puniss-, extended present participle stem of punir "to punish," from Latin punire "punish, correct, chastise; take vengeance for; inflict a penalty on, cause pain for some offense," earlier poenire, from poena "penalty, punishment" (see penal). Colloquial meaning "to inflict heavy damage or loss" is first recorded 1801, originally in boxing. Related: Punished; punishing.