Definition of 'mete'
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The sentence is consistent with punishments previously meted out to those charged with establishing parties. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The punishments meted out to the banks were not specified. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The punishment being meted out has lost all connection with reality. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And no actual punishment is meted out for the faults that are uncovered. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The brutality with which this informal justice is meted out has outraged human rights activists. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Short stuff sat up on the slow surface, imploring the punishment meted out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At least 1,300 people were arrested and heavy jail sentences meted out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When there is clear evidence of a footballing crime that the referee failed to spot, it seems that a retrospective punishment can he meted out. Times, Sunday Times (2006)During the night-time, a different form of punishment was meted out. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I would have thought that one of the key attributes to being a referee was the ability to ignore the abuse meted out by the crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If he dragged his heels or didn't "mind," his father meted out punishment with a shingle. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)
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Used Occasionally. mete is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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