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Synonyms for sentence

punishment

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condemn

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convict

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a judicial decision, especially one setting the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted person

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to pronounce judgment against

Synonyms for sentence

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

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While yet we live, scarse one short hour perhaps, Between us two let there be peace, both joyning, As joyn'd in injuries, one enmitie Against a Foe by doom express assign'd us, That cruel Serpent: On me exercise not Thy hatred for this miserie befall'n, On me already lost, mee then thy self More miserable; both have sin'd, but thou Against God onely, I against God and thee, And to the place of judgement will return, There with my cries importune Heaven, that all The sentence from thy head remov'd may light On me, sole cause to thee of all this woe, Mee mee onely just object of his ire.
However, at the moment when Master Florian Barbedienne was reading the sentence in his turn, before signing it, the clerk felt himself moved with pity for the poor wretch of a prisoner, and, in the hope of obtaining some mitigation of the penalty, he approached as near the auditor's ear as possible, and said, pointing to Quasimodo, "That man is deaf.
A murder by sentence is far more dreadful than a murder committed by a criminal.
Ralph had been watching for this moment, and he instantly produced his sentence.
If serving a sentence the number of games he must play is also indicated, and thus the one directing the moves knows which pieces to risk and which to conserve, and further than this, a man's chances are affected by the position that is assigned him for the game.
A supplementary clause was tacked to the sentence, to the effect that "the aforesaid Cornelius van Baerle should be led from the prison of the Buytenhof to the scaffold in the yard of the same name, where the public executioner would cut off his head.
Because of the two prior convictions against him, Judge Scott imposed upon him a sentence of fifty years.
Having asserted herself in those noble terms, she spoilt the effect of her own outburst of generosity by dropping to the sordid view of the subject in her next sentence.
So, in short sharp sentences, and in louder and louder accents, Mrs.
In my next sentence, I announced the date at which the vessel was to sail on the return voyage; and I mentioned the period at which my mother might expect to see me, weather permitting.
After careful examination, he declared that the mutilated portions of sentences submitted to him had been written, beyond all doubt, by Eustace Macallan's first wife!
The first cause is for that curious inditing and hard sentence is full heavy at one and the same time for a child to learn.
The Marionette, on hearing this sentence passed upon him, was thoroughly stunned.
He resolved therefore to delay passing sentence on Jones till the afternoon.
The boys went on as usual, each taking a sentence in turn, and the crib being handed to the one whose turn it was to construe.