Usage examples for Fining

  1. The rioters were seldom punished more than a fining or whipping of the leaders and action was taken to satisfy the legitimate grievances of the rioters. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Now it would drag the leaping flame- column a hundred feet in the air, twisting it into lambent coils and fining the tip down to a sharp point, like that of the Avenging Angel's Sword of Fire in the old Biblical prints, now sweep it out in a shivering sheet above the whirlpool, now swing it evenly round and round as though the flame, arrow- pointed and attenuated, were the radium- coated hand of a Gargantuan clock being swiftly revolved in the dark. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  3. " Well, I wish you would remind him," said Mr. Aubrey, smiling, " that, if he thinks fit to speak to me again, or in my presence, I am a magistrate, and have the power of fining him five shillings for every oath he utters." – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  4. He was verily fining himself down. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. The only part which remains to complete the brewing, is fining the beer. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  6. Formerly, the Regent assisted in making out the quarter or term bills, of which he kept a record, and when students were punished by fining he was obliged to keep an account of the fines, and the offences for which they were imposed. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  7. Agis however entreated them to do none of these things, promising to atone for his fault by good service in the field, failing which they might then do to him whatever they pleased; and they accordingly abstained from razing his house or fining him as they had threatened to do, and now made a law, hitherto unknown at Lacedaemon, attaching to him ten Spartans as counsellors, without whose consent he should have no power to lead an army out of the city. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  8. Connecticut, July, 1665. " They deny to the inhabitants the exercise of the religion of the church of England; arbitrarily fining those who refuse to come to their congregational assemblies." – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  9. The magistrate began by fining him ten thousand piastres for making a noise; then he listened patiently, promised to examine into his affair at the skipper's return, and ordered him to pay ten thousand piastres for the expense of the hearing. – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  10. It was long after dark now; but she could hear the whistle of the sleet as the wind bore it past, and the rush of ice and snow against the window- panes, and even through the close- fining sash she could feel a little gush of keen air. – Trading by Susan Warner
  11. The court would not think of fining a prince of the royal blood, law or no law! – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. This sentence was followed by a proclamation, fining any one fifty pounds who should entertain a Quaker for a single night, and confiscating any vessels which should bring a Quaker to the province. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  13. At harvest time, he called upon all able bodied persons to assist and punished those who didn't respond by putting them in the stocks or fining them forty shillings. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  14. 2166. There are various modes of fining wine: isinglass, gelatine, and gum Arabic are all used for the purpose. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  15. But all agree on one point, " that this street gambling must be put down," and they " put it down," or attempt to do so, by fining the young ragamuffins five shillings each. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes