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  • n. Plural form of demerit.

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Examples

  • I do not know whether the consciousness that they are liable to be promoted or degraded in business matters for reasons which have nothing to do with their business merits or demerits is humiliating or the reverse to the majority of women, but I do know that it is humiliating to some.

    Marriage as a Trade

  • As the New York Times recently reported, employees can receive \ "occurrences, \" commonly known as demerits, lose pay, and ultimately risk termination for taking sick days.

    Katie Bethell: Peaceful Revolution: Shop Wal-Mart, Get...Sick?

  • As the New York Times recently reported, employees can receive "occurrences," commonly known as demerits, lose pay, and ultimately risk termination for taking sick days.

    Katie Bethell: Peaceful Revolution: Shop Wal-Mart, Get...Sick?

  • Patricia couldn't afford any more "demerits" because she had already taken sick leave time for a rotator cuff injury she sustained on the job.

    Taylor Leake: Walmart's Sick Day Policy Hurts Workers, Families, and Customers

  • Last fall, Walmart was exposed for its track record of giving employees "demerits" that can lead to termination when they call in sick.

    Taylor Leake: Walmart's Sick Day Policy Hurts Workers, Families, and Customers

  • He gets "demerits" for not getting dressed on Sundays, and for "writing on the tablecloth with a pencil."

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • A few years ago I heard of a case of a high school geography teacher discussing the merits or "demerits" of capitalism, that it was "at odds with humanity", and asked his class if Bush should be compared to Hitler.

    Shelby Steele on Saturday Extra

  • Under new rules introduced in September, companies are to be placed on a supervision list for two years if they receive 15 "demerits" for violating public disclosure rules, and will be delisted in the event of further violations.

    Invest in Korea

  • Every day we see people receiving "demerits" for failure to live up to them.

    Pushing to the Front

  • Carting three wheelbarrows filled with letters to the steps of Parliament "demerits" (sic) successes in the fight against crime, spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said in a statement on Wednesday.

    iac world news feed

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