Definition of sentence :
1. 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.
2. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
3. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
4. An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
5. 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.
6. Sense; meaning; significance.
7. To decree or announce as a sentence.
8. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
9. To utter sententiously.
reprobate, metre, clip, deal out, take the law into your own hands, allophone, excoriate, administer, objurgate, rap, prison, edict, designate, hand down, article of faith, execration, decree, censure, strong belief, make an example of someone, disapprobation, order, internment, allomorph, curse, life, teach someone a lesson, cleft sentence, collocate, fourth dimension, adjunct, reprove, judgment of conviction, life sentence, blame, hard labor, mete out, life imprisonment, article, antecedent, time, clock time, case, fate, meter, decry, denounce, prison term, extraordinary rendition, correctional, dictum, destine, law, accusative
imprison (part of speech: verb)
phrase (part of speech: noun)
locution, verbalism, paragraph, maxim, proverb, euphemism, adage, metaphor, expression, catchphrase, motto, cliche, figure of speech, clause, phraseology, slogan, terminology, epigram, phrase, mannerism, idiom
judge (part of speech: verb)
judgement (part of speech: noun)
punish (part of speech: verb)
castigate, try, afflict, avenge, punish, discipline, fine, chastise, penalize, correct, persecute, burden, distress, chasten, agonize, imprison, execute, keelhaul, lambaste, pillory, incarcerate, confine, reprise, anguish, crucify, torture
condemn (part of speech: verb)
condemnation (part of speech: noun)
punishment (part of speech: noun)
crucifixion, incarceration, agony, price, punishment, payment, correction, imprisonment, retribution, castigation, execution, penalty, reprisal, confinement, persecution, revenge, chastisement, affliction, forfeiture
- Except -" I added, and could not finish my sentence. - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.
- Let me pass or- He did not finish the sentence. - "Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
- Your answer, said the King, is your sentence of death. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.