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  • Furthermore, before they adjourned, Mr. Tuffett would say he knew who did it, and if the party wished leniency he would appear at his office not later than two o’clock with a statement in writing.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "Leniency," said Magnus.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • To prepare for my sentencing, I wrote a personal statement to the court and broke my silence with more friends and coworkers, asking them to write letters vouching for my character and asking the judge for leniency.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Leniency for confession, severity for resistance!
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl

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  • Yet, she’s extremely lenient in other regards.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • But cross me, and I will not be as lenient as Reyna.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Speak to your husband, I mean; ask him to be, er, lenient?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I have been lenient in the past, allowing our Red brothers a good life full of prosperity, of dignity.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The police show leniency toward anyone at the camp.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • And so-called honor killings were still viewed leniently in Sharia courts.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • But my mother would tell me that people are flawed and I should be lenient with them.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • This way, if the districts lose, there’s still a chance of leniency for you.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Let the boys learn that leniency comes from their toon leaders, and harshness from their commander.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Then maybe I would have found some leniency.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • They would be lenient
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • One officer, upon learning that another guard had shown leniency to captives, assaulted the guard with a sword.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Hanna felt squirmy; her mom was usually really lenient, but then, Hanna had never been taken downtown and had the book thrown at her or whatever.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Is that the kind of leniency you show your boys on their math and French in school?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He pleaded with the judge for leniency; he explained that he had no desire to see Mallory’s future and career destroyed.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I was watching a beg for leniency on my mother’s part.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • That he would be leniently treated, I could not hope.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • I set myself above him and so become much worse than he, for he is lenient to my rudeness while I on the contrary nourish contempt for him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She most often got them leniency, and they always brought in the vote.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • If I cannot persuade you to take a lenient view of the matter, Lord St. Simon, I have brought an advocate here who may be more successful.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I promise Kronos will be lenient.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • I would ask you, dearest, to be very generous with him always, and very lenient on his faults when he is not by.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • A certain Mr. Beaverbrook often talks on the English radio about what he considers to be the far too lenient bombardment of Germany.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I grant you a leniency that others don’t enjoy.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Fudge had been lenient with him because he was so relieved to find him alive.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • The substitute teacher was younger than most of the other staff, and she seemed more lenient.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Ona was quite certain that she would find her place gone, and was all unnerved when she finally got to Brown’s, and found that the forelady herself had failed to come, and was therefore compelled to be lenient.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It is the opinion of this court that the facts presented by the prosecution seem to warrant no leniency.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And I intend no disrespect when I say this, I want you to know, but I have certain… reservations… about the way your parents-Allah, forgive them and grant them a place in paradise-about their, well, their leniency with you.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Break curfew again and we won’t be so lenient!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • If we become outspoken in our opposition to the Empire, Galbatorix won’t be so lenient again.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Assuming an aggressive, sneering manner that seemed forced, for really he is a mild and lenient man, Smith asked the witness if he had a nickname.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The judges of the dead wouldn’t be lenient to her a second time.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • No reports, even from Idris, so the Clave is feeling lenient.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • There was one person among his new acquaintance in Surry, not so leniently disposed.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • But in other points, as well as this, I was growing very lenient to my master: I was forgetting all his faults, for which I had once kept a sharp look-out.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Roy thought it was a good opportunity to renew his plea for leniency.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • "You are too lenient, too lenient by far, Leonce," asserted the Colonel.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • In as lenient a manner as I possibly could.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • He knew that Major — de Coverley was his executive officer, but he did not know what that meant, and he could not decide whether in Major — de Coverley he was blessed with a lenient superior or cursed with a delinquent subordinate.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The Duke is a man of much leniency, but brooks little familiarity.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He has given us two weeks’ time in which to go, which is lenient.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • ’His father died in debt,’ he said; ’the whole property is mortgaged, and the sole chance for the natural heir is to allow him an opportunity of creating some interest in the creditor’s heart, that he may be inclined to deal leniently towards him.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • When the weather was cold the guards were fairly lenient in the morning, though not in the evening.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • He could very likely have appealed for leniency.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Confess and I’ll show you leniency.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
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