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Definition of "sentence" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Law A court judgment, especially a judicial decision of the punishment to be inflicted on one adjudged guilty. (noun)
  • Law The penalty meted out. (noun)
  • Archaic A maxim. (noun)
  • Obsolete An opinion, especially one given formally after deliberation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sentence" in a sentence
  • "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."