Antonyms for sentence

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : sen-tns
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɛn tns

Definition of sentence

Origin :
  • c.1200, "doctrine, authoritative teaching; an authoritative pronouncement," from Old French sentence "judgment, decision; meaning; aphorism, maxim; statement of authority" (12c.) and directly from Latin sententia "thought, way of thinking, opinion; judgment, decision," also "a thought expressed; aphorism, saying," from sentientem, present participle of sentire "be of opinion, feel, perceive" (see sense (n.)). Loss of first -i- in Latin by dissimilation.
  • From early 14c. as "judgment rendered by God, or by one in authority; a verdict, decision in court;" from late 14c. as "understanding, wisdom; edifying subject matter." From late 14c. as "subject matter or content of a letter, book, speech, etc.," also in reference to a passage in a written work. Sense of "grammatically complete statement" is attested from mid-15c. "Meaning," then "meaning expressed in words." Related: Sentential.
  • noun punishing decree
  • verb decide punishment
Example sentences :
  • Something in her heart or her throat prevented Hester from finishing the sentence.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Let me tell you that Dirk Colson would not have repeated that sentence for the world!
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • She told him her mother had read but the first sentence or two.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • And he finished his sentence with a practical illustration of his frame of mind.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • This sentence was as humiliating and mortifying as anything that could be put upon him.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • He did not finish his sentence, but the pressure of his hand on John's increased.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • "Well, but I don't—" The revelation came to me before I could complete the sentence.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • And in the end you may yet get let in for a sentence that will surprise you.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Nayler was called into the Parliament-house to receive his sentence.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • When the sentence was read, he attempted to speak, but was silenced.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier

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