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1 sentence /ˈsɛntn̩s/ noun
plural sentences
1 sentence
/ˈsɛntn̩s/
noun
plural sentences
Learner's definition of SENTENCE
[count] : a group of words that expresses a statement, question, command, or wish
◊ Sentences usually contain a subject and verb. In written English, the first word of a sentence is capitalized and the sentence ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.
law : the punishment given by a court of law
[count]
[noncount]
see also death sentence, life sentence, suspended sentence
2 sentence /ˈsɛntn̩s/ verb
sentences; sentenced; sentencing
2 sentence
/ˈsɛntn̩s/
verb
sentences; sentenced; sentencing
Learner's definition of SENTENCE
[+ object] law
: to officially state the punishment given to (someone) by a court of law usually + to

— sentencing

/ˈsɛntn̩sɪŋ/ noun [noncount]
often used before another noun
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