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1. sentence

noun. ['ˈsɛntəns'] a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language.

Synonyms

  • word string
  • declaratory sentence
  • interrogative sentence
  • question
  • interrogation
  • run-on sentence
  • clause
  • compound sentence
  • simple sentence
  • topic sentence
  • complex sentence
  • grammatical constituent
  • declarative sentence
  • string of words
  • interrogative
  • constituent

Antonyms

  • declaratory
  • software
  • inessential
  • approval

Etymology

  • sentence (French)
  • sententia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Sentence

  • repentance

How do you pronounce sentence?

Pronounce sentence as ˈsɛntəns.

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A common misspelling of sentence is sentance

Sentences with sentence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Introduce your subject with a sentence about the reason for your research.

Quotes about sentence


1. I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone.
- Regina Brett

2. I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone.
- Regina Brett

3. That’s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. sentence

noun. ['ˈsɛntəns'] (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed.

Synonyms

  • condemnation
  • rape conviction
  • final judgment
  • murder conviction
  • robbery conviction
  • final decision
  • conviction

Antonyms

  • answer
  • certainty
  • misconstruction
  • construction

Etymology

  • sentence (French)
  • sententia (Latin)

3. sentence

verb. ['ˈsɛntəns'] pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law.

Synonyms

  • condemn
  • doom
  • declare
  • reprobate
  • foredoom

Antonyms

  • deny
  • incorrupt
  • approbate
  • accept

Etymology

  • sentence (French)
  • sententia (Latin)

4. sentence

noun. ['ˈsɛntəns'] the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned.

Synonyms

  • term
  • life sentence
  • prison term
  • time
  • hard time

Antonyms

  • conviction
  • unbelief
  • applaud
  • desecrate

Etymology

  • sentence (French)
  • sententia (Latin)
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