from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grammatical unit that is syntactically independent and has a subject that is expressed or, as in imperative sentences, understood and a predicate that contains at least one finite verb.
- n. Law A court judgment, especially a judicial decision of the punishment to be inflicted on one adjudged guilty.
- n. Law The penalty meted out.
- n. Archaic A maxim.
- n. Obsolete An opinion, especially one given formally after deliberation.
- transitive v. Law To pronounce sentence upon (one adjudged guilty). See Synonyms at condemn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To declare a sentence on a convicted person; to doom; to condemn to punishment.
- v. To decree or announce as a sentence.
- v. To utter sententiously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sense; meaning; significance.
- n. An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
- n. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma.
- n. 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 judicial tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
- n. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
- transitive v. To decree or announce as a sentence.
- transitive v. To utter sententiously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Way of thinking; opinion; sentiment; judgment; decision.
- n. A saying; a maxim; an axiom.
- n. A verdict, judgment, decision, or decree; specifically, in law, a definitive judgment pronounced by a court or judge upon a criminal; a judicial decision publicly and officially declared in a criminal prosecution.
- n. In grammar, a form of words having grammatical completeness; a number of words constituting a whole, as the expression of a statement, inquiry, or command; a combination of subject and predicate.
- n. Sense; meaning.
- n. Substance; matter; contents.
- n. In music, a complete idea, usually consisting of two or four phrases. The term is used somewhat variously as to length, but it always applies to a division that is complete and satisfactory in itself.
- To pass or pronounce sentence or judgment on; condemn; doom to punishment.
- To pronounce as judgment; express as a decision or determination; decree.
- To express in a short, energetic, sententious manner.
- n. A brief response or antiphon sung by the choir in a church service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
- n. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
- v. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
- n. a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
Example: sentence = her other coat is red var1 = her var2 = his check character to the left of % var1% to be replaced and store the value into var_left check character to the right of % var1% to be replaced and store the value into var_right if both % var_left% and % var_right% contain spaces then replace % var1% with % var2% else move on to next word in % sentence%
But in my Method the aim is _to repeat as much of the sentence as is possible informing the question and the whole of it in each reply_; and in _question and reply_ the _word_ that _constitutes the point of both_ is to be especially _emphasized_, and in this way _the mind is exercised on each word of the sentence twice_ (once in question and once in answer), and _each word of the sentence is emphasized in reference to the whole of the sentence_.
The beauty of this simple Latin sentence is that the (to us) out-of-sequence word order actually reinforces its poetic meaning by beginning with a sort of floating adjective, level, that must wait until the very end before it joins up with its noun, in this case waters.
That sentence is code for people die during the crossing.
The jury -- the -- the judge has 90 days to issue what he calls a sentence, which is (INAUDIBLE) which is the reason he gave the -- the decision he did today.
I assume that incoherent sentence translates as "I've never seen a post or link with instructions on how to join the fight".
It opens bluntly with the title sentence and then goes on in a rat-a-tat style familiar to Hammett's legion of fans.
Truly, though not yet taken, the sentence is already written.
You just know that the system has failed disasterously when a person accused of a serious offence shouts ‘get in’ when his sentence is announced … … ….
Capitalization at the start of a sentence is automatic.