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  • Eustace (of course) was at a school where they didn't have corporal punishment, so the sensation was quite new to him.†   (source)
  • Some nations have outlawed corporal punishment of children by their parents.
  • ...one 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...   (source)
  • I do not believe in corporal punishment, yet I did not feel it was my place to admonish Mrs. Brown about her corrective actions.†   (source)
  • Of course, corporal punishment was forbidden in the schools.†   (source)
  • There was no corporal punishment either.†   (source)
  • Reactionary as it is, corporal punishment is better than nothing.†   (source)
  • I don't approve of corporal punishment, especially for girls.†   (source)
  • How foolish to object that there was something particularly ignominious about blows administered as corporal punishment.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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 with quite a different eye.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He did not resort to corporal punishment, but to all the petty, tyrannical ways that human ingenuity could devise.†   (source)
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch strictly forbade Grigory to use corporal punishment to the boy, and began allowing him to come upstairs to him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Corporal punishment was barbarous, he said, and old-fashioned, to boot.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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