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Synonyms for sentence

punishment

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condemn

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convict

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Synonyms for sentence

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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In view of the good character to which your friends have testified, and on the condition that you do not touch liquor, I will not sentence you to jail, but will place you in charge of the probation officer.
He left the sentence unfinished, and rose to take his leave of Mr.
Looking at the letter again, after an interval, my eyes fell accidentally on a sentence near the end, which surprised and startled me.
The thing to find out," said Tom meditatively, "is how long one ought to grind at a sentence without looking at the crib.
If all was, then they should get the same sentence.
In Hester Prynne's instance, however, as not unfrequently in other cases, her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform, but without undergoing that gripe about the neck and confinement of the head, the proneness to which was the most devilish characteristic of this ugly engine.
So spake this Oracle, then verifi'd When JESUS son of MARY second EVE, Saw Satan fall like Lightning down from Heav'n, Prince of the Aire; then rising from his Grave Spoild Principalities and Powers, triumpht In open shew, and with ascention bright Captivity led captive through the Aire, The Realme it self of Satan long usurpt, Whom he shall tread at last under our feet; Eevn hee who now foretold his fatal bruise, And to the Woman thus his Sentence turn'd.
A Connecting word is a non-significant sound, which neither causes nor hinders the union of many sounds into one significant sound; it may be placed at either end or in the middle of a sentence.
Then," resumed he, "mad, desperate, determined to get rid of an existence from which she had stolen everything, honor and happiness, my poor brother returned to Lille, and learning the sentence which had condemned me in his place, surrendered himself, and hanged himself that same night from the iron bar of the loophole of his prison.
Thus run the official words of the reprieve addressed to the hearts ashore lying under a heavy sentence.
Transportation for life" was the sentence it gave, "And *then* to be fined forty pound.
Here is a copy of the sentence which the king is to sign to-day, if he has not already signed it.
A judge ought to prepare his way to a just sentence, as God useth to prepare his way, by raising valleys and taking down hills: so when there appeareth on either side an high hand, violent prosecution, cunning advantages taken, combination, power, great counsel, then is the virtue of a judge seen, to make inequality equal; that he may plant his judgment as upon an even ground.
The clerk presented the sentence to the provost, who affixed his seal to it, and departed to pursue his round of the audience hall, in a frame of mind which seemed destined to fill all the jails in Paris that day.
He had begun his sentence intending to say, "Surely you are not Prince Muishkin, are you?