deterrent example

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Noun1.deterrent example - punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
admonition, word of advice, monition, warning - cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
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This objective scientific method has a tendency to become sternly judicial, and in extreme cases she even seems to be using her weak or imperfect characters as deterrent examples. Inevitably, with her disposition, the scientific tendency grew upon her.
Reacting to the verdict of a fast track court in Warangal awarding death sentence to the guilty they expressed hope that the quick decision and the sentence will set a deterrent example for others.
(32) In contrast, it may be helpful to highlight the following passage on these three elements of punishment offered by Hegel: "Punishment, for example, has various determinations: it is retribution, a deterrent example as well, a threat used by the law as a deterrent, and also it brings the criminal to his senses and reforms him.