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Some articles on sentence:

United States Penitentiary, Hazelton - Notable Inmates (current and Former) - Secure Female Facility
... Status Details Ann Pettway 91667-054 Currently serving a 12-year sentence under her actual name, Annugetta Pettway scheduled for release in 2021 ... Karla Chávez-Joya 16082-179 Currently serving a 17-year sentence scheduled for release in 2018. 95719-004 Currently serving a 35-year sentence scheduled for release in 2042 ...

More definitions of "sentence":

  • (noun): The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned.
    Example: "His sentence was 5 to 10 years"
    Synonyms: prison term, time
  • (verb): Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law.
    Synonyms: condemn, doom
  • (noun): A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language.
    Example: "He always spoke in grammatical sentences"

Famous quotes containing the word sentence:

    Gowns, and pecuniary foundations, though of towns of gold, can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit. Forget this, and our American colleges will recede in their public importance, whilst they grow richer every year.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    New York state sentence for a Peeping Tom is six months in the workhouse. And they got no windows in the workhouse. You know, in the old days they used to put your eyes out with a red-hot poker.
    John Michael Hayes (b. 1919)

    When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contracting every speaker to certain rules of theirs ... I see that they forget that the first requisite and rule is that expression shall be vital and natural, as much as the voice of a brute or an interjection: first of all, mother tongue; and last of all, artificial or father tongue. Essentially your truest poetic sentence is as free and lawless as a lamb’s bleat.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)