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sen·tence

sentence

 
pronunciation:
sen tns
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a complete unit of words in either writing or speech with a clear beginning and a full stop. A sentence usually has a subject and a verb. Sentences can state things, ask questions, give commands, or be exclamations.
similar words:
clause, phrase, simple sentence
definition 2: a punishment for a particular crime decided and declared in a court of law.
He received a sentence of thirty days in jail for stealing a purse.
synonyms:
ruling
similar words:
conviction, determination, judgment, punishment, rap, verdict
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sentenced, sentences, sentencing
definition: to pass a sentence on.
The judge sentenced him to thirty days in jail.
synonyms:
condemn, convict, judge
similar words:
doom, indict, penalize, punish
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