Part of speech: noun

Penalty; also, the act of punishing.

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Usage examples "punishment":

  1. Let us hope in God’ s mercy that your punishment is over. - "Mugby Junction", Charles Dickens.
  2. I fear that the only effect will be to make him worse, even when he was quite a small boy punishment only had that effect with him. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.
  3. The Otaheitans regarded this punishment with horror. - "The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences", Sir John Barrow.