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Fine

A monetary penalty for an act. For example, one may have to pay $100 if one is caught driving over the speed limit. Fines are imposed instead of or (especially for financial crimes) in addition to prison sentences.
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With the continuing war and constant threat of war, terrorism, daily struggles, work, family responsibilities and an endless to-do list, we all may face a time we call our finest hour. How will we respond?
"Many people thought he was drunk during his famous 'finest hour' broadcast and there is little evidence that they made a decisive difference to the British people's will to fight."
You should always know which single career activity was your finest hour. Each of us has a story to tell, and you should never be so humble that you don't tell yours.
But, together, with thousands of individuals focused on one goal--to bring Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and lack Swigert home safely, they did make it NASA's finest hour.
He told a cabinet meeting: "It is fair to say that this was probably not our finest hour. The noise inspection was not as thorough as it should have been.
I am therefore disappointed that you seem happy to print a letter from David John Cole (Letters, Feb 2007), in which he tells us how proud we should all be about England abolishing the slave trade, and that 1807 was 'England's finest hour'.
He voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004, and he applauded the nomination of John Roberts as Bush's "finest hour."
What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared for the work that would be his finest hour."
The Brown decision is considered by many to have been the Court's finest hour. But leading constitutional scholars at the time, even those sympathetic to the result, criticized the decision as judicial activism.
Arriving back home in 1785, the ailing Franklin, who had done so much for his country in what should be remembered as his finest hour, was actually greeted with little more than cool civility.