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Definition of Sentence

Sentence

  1. Sense; meaning; significance.
  2. An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
  3. A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
  4. 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 judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
  5. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
  6. 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.
  7. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
  8. To decree or announce as a sentence.
  9. To utter sententiously.

Sentence Quotations

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
John Jakes

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
Karl Marx

I like to edit my sentences as I write them. I rearrange a sentence many times before moving on to the next one. For me, that editing process feels like a form of play, like a puzzle that needs solving, and it's one of the most satisfying parts of writing.
Karen Thompson Walker

'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence?
George Carlin

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Sentence Translations

sentence in Afrikaans is sin
sentence in Dutch is frase, zin, volzin
sentence in Finnish is lause
sentence in Hungarian is mondat
sentence in Italian is punizione, condannare, frase
sentence in Spanish is punicion, frase, condenar

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