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Borrowing from Middle French sentence, from Latin sententia (“way of thinking, opinion, sentiment”), from sentiēns, present participle of sentiō (“to feel, think”); see sentient, sentience, sense, scent.
sentence (plural sentences)
- (obsolete) Sense; meaning; significance.
- The discourse itself, voluble enough, and full of sentence.
- (obsolete) One's opinion; manner of thinking. [14th-17th c.]
- My sentence is for open war.
- (now rare) A pronounced opinion or judgment on a given question. [from 14th c.]
- By them [Luther's works] we may pass sentence upon his doctrines.
- (dated) The decision or judgement of a jury or court; a verdict. [from 14th c.]
- The court returned a sentence of guilt in the first charge, but innocence in the second.
- The judicial order for a punishment to be imposed on a person convicted of a crime. [from 14th c.]
- The judge declared a sentence of death by hanging for the infamous cattle rustler.
- A punishment imposed on a person convicted of a crime.
- (obsolete) A saying, especially form a great person; a maxim, an apophthegm. [14th-19th c.]
- Men (saith an ancient Greek sentence) are tormented by the opinions they have of things, and not by things themselves.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Broome to this entry?)
- (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. [from 15th c.]
- The children were made to construct sentences consisting of nouns and verbs from the list on the chalkboard.
- (logic) A formula with no free variables. [from 20th c.]
- (computing theory) Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar. [from 20th c.]
- (logic): formula
- (grammar): affirmative sentence, complex sentence, compound sentence, conditional sentence, simple sentence
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- To declare a sentence on a convicted person; to doom; to condemn to punishment.
- The judge sentenced the embezzler to ten years in prison, along with a hefty fine.
- (obsolete) To decree or announce as a sentence.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- (obsolete) To utter sententiously.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Feltham to this entry?)
- sentence in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- sentence in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- (grammar): věta
sentence f (plural sentences)
sentence f (5th declension)
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sentence f (plural sentences)
- sentence (judgement; verdict)
- sentence (grammatically complete series of words)
1552, François Rabelais, Le Tiers Livre:
- tant a cause des amphibologies, equivocques, & obscuritez des motz, que de la briefveté des sentences