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meted out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj meted out given out in portions
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Quotations

  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward%20Hoagland
    “There aren't many irritations to match the condescension which a woman metes out to a man who she believes has loved her vainly for the past umpteen years.”

Usage

In literature:

They are not meted out here at all on the lines of righteousness.
"Old Groans and New Songs" by F. C. Jennings
Punishment would be meted out to those who offended against this official order.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
Yet, dreadful as was this immediate prospect, and as cruel as was the injustice meted out to her, Fouchette thought only of Sister Agnes.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
And at bottom, much of Sancho's rebellion had come of anger at the treatment meted out to her.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Juffrouw Laps was greatly pleased with the hearty manner in which punishment was meted out to the children.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
The fur trade of New France was strictly regulated, and severe punishments were meted out to those who traded without a licence.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
I shall now tell the story of the justice meted out by me on the assassin.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
Justice is more nearly meted out to all classes at present than in any decade for a century.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
We'll let the law mete out punishment.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
A different destiny seems meted out for you.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
It was a fate he had so often meted out to others, and the day of reckoning must come at last.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
Such was a measure of the speedy justice which is being meted out to vandals in Galveston.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
For the honors they meted out to him he had no glance, for their favors he had only indifference.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
It is a pity that when the precious gifts were meted out, your sisters should have been neglected.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini
Whoever liked might drink, and good measure was meted out to him.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by R. Nisbet Bain
Metes out to labor miseries untold, And grasps forever at a crown of gold.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Of all Thackeray's writings these two courses have probably had the most scanty justice meted out to them.
"The Age of Tennyson" by Hugh Walker
As she had meted it out to others, so it had been measured back to her.
"Marjorie Dean High School Senior" by Pauline Lester
First, however, I should like to ask you what punishment you think should be meted out to the boys who are guilty?
"Harry Watson's High School Days" by Frank V. Webster
Without it punishment as meted out is an awful injustice and crime is a misnomer.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
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In poetry:

By our own niggard rule we try
The hope to suppliants given!
We mete out love, as if our eye
Saw to the end of Heaven.
"Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
I hesitate to say it, but your spout
Is with unhandsome rivets held together —
Mute witnesses of treatment meted out
In regions nether.
"To An Old Teapot" by Fay Inchfawn
To each his turn--the ebb-tide and the flood,
The less, the more--
God metes his portions justly out, I know;
But still before
My mind forever floats that pale and grieving shore.
"Flood-Tide" by Susan Coolidge
And this green, favored island, so fresh and seablown,
When she counts up the worthies her annals have known,
Never waits for the pitiful gaugers of sect
To measure her love, and mete out her respect.
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The House and Senate are far apart on how much to mete out for cleanup and recovery after an unusual streak of natural disasters this year.
It was meted out in Philadelphia Tuesday when Msgr.
Then the Virginia Board for Funeral Directors and Embalmers found SCI responsible for inappropriate treatment of bodies and issued one of the harshest fines it has ever meted out.
ELYRIA — The 70-year-old wife of a Lorain County Family Court judge meted out a little domestic justice of her own Tuesday afternoon when she fought off four robbers with her favorite saucepan.
In protest against the cruel and unusual punishment meted out in California prisons, prisoners are again on a hunger strike and one prisoner at Corcoran State Prison, Christian Gomez, has died.
Highway robbers have right hands, left feet amputated in Shariah punishment meted out by Islamists linked to al-Qaida.
Cabrera was hitting.346 with 501 plate appearances when the suspension was meted out, which was the second highest batting average in the National League behind Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, who was hitting.360 after Friday.
College administrators question how Penn State penalties were meted out .
Five times the NCAA meted out a 'death penalty'.
Sandusky trial the easy part of meting out justice in scandal.
The man who lives outside of society, who takes the law into his own hands, who metes out rough and inescapable punishment to those who he alone knows deserve it.
Officials are investigating a brawl between two caddies during the opening round of the Australian Open and will mete out any punishments once it is complete, the PGA Tour of Australasia said on Friday.
The ZL1's Performance Traction Management system corrects the tendency toward understeer that hinders the current Camaro SS, allowing the driver to use full throttle when exiting corners while the computer precisely metes out torque.
Neither officer has been identified, and township officials would not specify the nature of the discipline meted out.
During the past year, there have been plenty of stimulus dollars meted out to banks, car companies and insurance companies.
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