01. When her parents [punish] her, they usually send her to her room for a time-out.
02. I can't [punish] my child for telling the truth about breaking the CD player.
03. The hockey player's 4-game suspension is sufficient [punishment] for the high-sticking incident.
04. In some countries, drug smuggling is [punishable] by death.
05. He has a very [punishing] work schedule, and his health and family life are suffering because of it.
06. Many health professionals believe that spanking a child is no longer an acceptable form of [punishment].
07. Albert Einstein once said that if people are good only because they fear [punishment], and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
08. There is a Bosnian proverb which says that two things rule the world; reward and [punishment].
09. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that you will never be [punished] for making people die of laughter.
10. In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime [punishable] by death.
11. During World War One, the [punishment] for homosexuality in the French army was execution.
12. According to a 1993 survey, television criminals who commit violent acts go [unpunished] 73 percent of the time.
13. During the 18th century, books that were considered offensive were sometimes [punished] by being whipped.
14. In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be [punished] by death before a firing squad.
15. In Singapore, throwing a cigarette butt on the street is [punished] with a heavy fine of several hundred dollars.
16. In 1942, René Cassin of France urged that an international court be created to [punish] those guilty of war crimes.
17. Repeated studies of animals in the laboratory show that [punishment] procedures usually result in aggressive behavior.
18. A Spanish proverb observes that the rich break the laws, and the poor are [punished] for it.

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