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Definitions of sentence

  1. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To utter sententiously. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To condemn by judgment of a court. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To pronounce judgment on: to condemn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To pass sentence upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To pronounce judgement on; to doom. See Sense. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To pass judgment on, as a court; to doom; to condemn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Sense; meaning; significance. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by the trial judge; the jury chooses the sentence only in a capital case, when it must choose between life in prison without parole and death.
  15. Judgment, opinion, or decision; judgment pronounced by a court; a series of words containing a subject and a predicate, and expressing a thought completely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Opinion: a judgment pronounced on a criminal by a court or judge: a maxim: (gram.) a number of words containing a complete thought. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Judgment pronounced; maxim; period in writing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A group of words expressing a complete thought. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A legal judgment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A determination; opinion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A maxim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. An opinion; a judgement pronounced by a judge; judicial decision; a maxim; a number of words containing complete sense. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. The judgment pronounced on a criminal by a judge; the degree or judgment of a court; a maxim; an opinion; a series of words so arranged as to convey complete sense, and followed by a dot or full point, thus (.). Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. Surely the first part of the sentence is tall language. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  2. Ken and his father caught a fragment of a sentence spoken by the Berkeley scientist, and then the operator came on. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
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