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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mete out.
  • adj. doled out; apportioned

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  • adj. given out in portions


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  • Causeries du Lundi, shortly after Balzac's death, he meted out but faint praise.


  • As adults, many of us still harbor resentments against injustices and insults meted out to us decades earlier, and somehow that resentment—evidence of our failure to truly for-give the offender—keeps the trauma alive in us.


  • The different measures meted out to Copernicus by Clement VII and to Galileo by Paul V need no comment.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I never experienced hospitality more genuine; and yet more unpretending, than was meted out to me while at Hartwell.

    The American Fugitive in Europe. Sketches of Places and People Abroad. By Wm. Wells Brown. With a Memoir of the Author.

  • The answer to this can be very brief: always, when militarydefeat iS the payment meted out to peoples for their inner rottenness, cowardice, lack of character, in short, unworthiness.

    Mein Kampf

  • The whites readily observe the blighting influence of such illegitimacy, and the very laws of the country incorporate the proscription which the civilized world has meted out to the unfortunate offspring of illegalized intercourse.

    The Negro and the White Man

  • Oliver Rackham has uncovered evidence of a wood-poaching crime wave, and harsh beatings meted out by the courts, during the bitter winters of the decade from 1590 to 1600.


  • But once he intended to resume a strategic of - fensive he would not have allowed its existence to deter him, and would doubtless have meted out the same sort of treatment, the E.L.A.S. suffered from the British in Athens, in


  • He was a domineering man, the kind of old-fashioned, lift-by-the-bootstraps type whose affection was meted out in direct proportion to your success.

    Tell No One

  • "Yes, sir, I am, and whatever punishment is meted out to Mr. Gracie I insist upon the same for myself."

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,


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