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corporal punishment

The school district has not permitted corporal punishment in decades.
  the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
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Strongly Associated with:   corporeal
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  • The school district has not permitted corporal punishment in decades.
  • When will you Australians learn? In America we stopped using corporal punishment, and things have never been better! The streets are safe. Old people strut confidently through the darkest alleys. And the weak and nerdy are admired for their computer-programming abilities. So, like us, let your children run wild and free, because, as the old saying goes, "let your children run wild and free".
    Homer Simpson (animated television character)  --  The Simpsons (series created by Matt Groening)
  • Some nations have outlawed corporal punishment of children by their parents.
  • of the sources of the child’s own inadequate development is the model of open violence provided by the parent who has resorted repeatedly to corporal punishment...
    Sydney Smith  --  quoted by by Karl Menninger in The Crime of Punishment

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  • Certainly, it was now the men who were problematic, and there was stiff penalty and corporal punishment for anyone known to be infected and not seeking treatment.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • When he found out that corporal punishment was not my trump card, he spent his whole life improvising irritations to test my self-control.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Corporal punishment was barbarous, he said, and old-fashioned, to boot.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In the Japanese military of that era, corporal punishment was routine practice.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He was in a state of physical suffering as if from corporal punishment, and could not avoid expressing it by cries of anger and distress.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • America’s sensitivity to corporal punishment ran counter to nearly everything that Beatrice and many refugee mothers had learned about keeping kids in line.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • The Lightwoods weren’t given to corporal punishment—quite a change from being brought up by Valentine, who’d concocted all sorts of painful castigations to encourage obedience.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • He did not resort to corporal punishment, but to all the petty, tyrannical ways that human ingenuity could devise.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • (She whipped the little girls through their dresses.) Of course, corporal punishment was forbidden in the schools.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch strictly forbade Grigory to use corporal punishment to the boy, and began allowing him to come upstairs to him.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • So he starts telling us about corporal punishment and about the crew of tars and officers and rearadmirals drawn up in cocked hats and the parson with his protestant bible to witness punishment and a young lad brought out, howling for his ma, and they tie him down on the buttend of a gun.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Eustace (of course) was at a school where they didn’t have corporal punishment, so the sensation was quite new to him.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Reactionary as it is, corporal punishment is better than nothing.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • She went to school up to the eighth grade, but then, after her marriage at age twelve to a sixteen-year-old boy, she was subjected to constant corporal punishment.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • How foolish to object that there was something particularly ignominious about blows administered as corporal punishment.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Small, not prepossessing, certainly not strong, she was wedded to the old saw "Spare the rod and spoil the child" and feared that unless my misbehaviors were corrected with corporal punishment my character would become soft and corrupt.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Corporal punishment was seldom used; it wasn’t necessary.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "I don’t approve of corporal punishment, especially for girls.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Here is a profane and drunken minstrel, called Allan-a-Dale—’nebulo quidam’—who has menaced me with corporal punishment—nay, with death itself, an I pay not down four hundred crowns of ransom, to the boot of all the treasure he hath already robbed me of—gold chains and gymmal rings to an unknown value; besides what is broken and spoiled among their rude hands, such as my pouncer-box and silver crisping-tongs."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • (I had reflected that my father must never have heard of that theory.) "Corporal punishment in schools was forbidden by law," he had gone on.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • There was no corporal punishment either.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • I do not believe in corporal punishment, yet I did not feel it was my place to admonish Mrs. Brown about her corrective actions.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • This would have given him justification for hitting me, and I knew that, big and powerful as he was, he could snap me like a string bean if given a good excuse to use corporal punishment.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Nations that considered themselves genteel may have abolished corporal punishment, but the belief that its abolition was a mark of true progress was only the more comic for being so unshakable.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Inspired by some casual remark, the debate turned to more concrete subjects, moving quickly with the growing interest and participation of all through a series of issues: corporal punishment, cremation, torture, and the death penalty.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And as for pedagogics, the conception of human dignity that sought to ban corporal punishment had its roots, to hear Naphta tell it, in the liberal individualism of the era of bourgeois humanism, in the Enlightenment’s absolutism of the ego, which was about to atrophy and be replaced by a wave of newer, less namby-pamby social concepts, ideas of submission and obedience, of bridles and bonds, and since such things were not to be had without holy cruelty, flogging would thus be regarded…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …urgent— without, of course, being able to deny that it was a temptation whispered from one particular corner, the promptings of a creature in Spanish black with a snow-white, pleated ruff; and bound up with the idea and image were all sorts of gloomy, caustically Jesuitical, and misanthropic notions, the torture and corporal punishment that were such abominations to Herr Settembrini, who with his barrel organ and ragione could only appear ridiculous in his opposition to them.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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