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Noun

Singular
sentence

Plural
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sentence ({{{1}}})
  1. (grammar) A grammatically complete series of words consisting of a subject and predicate, even if one or the other is implied, and typically beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop.
    The children were made to construct sentences consisting of nouns and verbs from the list on the chalkboard.
  2. The decision of a jury; a verdict.
    The jury returned a sentence of guilt in the first charge, but innocence in the second.
  3. An unfavorable sentence(2): a conviction.
    The prisoner was scheduled for execution as all appeals of his sentence had been denied.
  4. The punishment imposed on a person convicted of a crime.
    The judge declared a sentence of death by hanging for the infamous cattle rustler.
  5. (computing theory) Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar.

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Verb

Infinitive
to sentence

Third person singular
sentences

Simple past
sentenced

Past participle
-

Present participle
sentencing

to sentence (third-person singular simple present sentences, present participle sentencing, simple past and past participle sentenced)
  1. To declare a sentence on a convicted person.
    The judge sentenced the embezzler to ten years in prison, along with a hefty fine.

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