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1(view/attitude) indulgente(sentence) poco severoto be lenient to / toward / with sb — ser indulgente / benévolo con algn
- However he has a heart problem which might cause the authorities to impose a much more lenient sentence, it reports.
- He was always easygoing but not too lenient and he was always sweet but not sickeningly mushy.
- The punishment must fit the crime, yet we let magistrates get away with handing out lenient sentences.
- He suggested that leaders on both sides should be more lenient.
- Lewis was banned from boxing after his act and for many, that punishment was too lenient.
- Well, it seems Mr Adler's interpretation of that punishment was a little more lenient than the law would prefer.
- Engineering sector lawmaker Raymond Ho said the punishment meted out was too lenient.
- If we forgive too easily or grow too lenient in our criminal justice system, we may ignore the genuine harm done.
- A journalist in Melbourne wrote a column suggesting that a local magistrate was too lenient on criminals.
- There is no need for them to be lenient, nor are they expected to close their eyes to evil practices.
- It is no wonder labor unions holding illegal protests expect the government to be lenient.
- To make matters worse, the Criminal Code orders judges to give lenient sentences to Indian criminals.
- Therefore, I will not suspend you this time, but do not expect me to be so lenient with you next time.
- The 30-month sentence has been criticized by Australia and the United States as too lenient.
- Perhaps this is a poor assumption, but if you were ever to be caught, the authorities might be more lenient with you.
- Dance companies are more lenient about tattoos than you might expect, and certainly more so than they once were.
- When those convicted are let off with lenient sentences what do people expect?
- Many thought this too lenient a punishment for a teenager who had created the world's most prolific computer worms.
- The punishment for a woman is more lenient - she must stay in prison until she reverts, however long it takes.
- Academic staff at overseas universities tend to be more lenient towards guest students from developing countries.
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