give a punishment to sb for doing wrong; condemn a person to a particular punishment
a punishment for a criminal declared to be guilty in court
a group of words that forms a statement, command, or question, usually contains a subject and a verb, and ends with any of the marks
"he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
"the conviction came as no surprise"
"he served a prison term of 15 months"
"his sentence was 5 to 10 years"
"he is doing time in the county jail"
"He was condemned to ten years in prison"
Freed after serving eight months of their two-year sentences.
The judge pronounced sentence of imprisonment for life.
出自： N. Gordimer
You were sentenced for throwing corrosive fluid over your wife.
出自：Pall Mall Gazette
Wilde was convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour.
出自： R. P. Graves
The judge sentenced him to five years for theft.
Then the manager was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for smuggling.
He was tried on the charge of inciting to riot and sentenced to thirty days in jail.
他因被指控煽动骚乱而受到审判,并被判处30天监禁。 sentence sb/sth to sth/v-ing
There is no need to think that you are sentenced to a lifetime of unhappiness.
Many fine old houses in the city are being sentenced to destruction by the council's rebuilding plans.
误 The judge sentenced the criminal for three years' imprisonment.
正 The judge sentenced the criminal to three years' imprisonment.
误 The judge sentenced him for five years to theft.
正 The judge sentenced him for five years for theft.
误 under a sentence of death
正 under sentence of death
误 pass〔pronounce〕 the sentence on〔upon〕
正 pass〔pronounce〕 sentence on〔upon〕