Sentence Examples


  • In 1730 William Morgan, an Irish student, visited the gaol and reported that there was a great opening for work among the prisoners.
  • The sentence was not carried out, and Peacham is said to have died in gaol (March 1616).
  • Wife-beating is made punishable by whipping in gaol, not exceeding forty lashes.
  • It is now generally supposed that Bunyan wrote his Pilgrim's Progress, not during his twelve years' imprisonment, but during a short period of incarceration in 1675, probably in the old gaol on the bridge.
  • From the same century dates the octagonal building which, formerly a gaol, now contains a good public library.