An example of sentence is a judge ordering a criminal to serve two years in jail.
An example of sentence is a group of words in a book that begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark.
An example of sentence is twenty years in prison after a murder conviction.
The judge sentenced the embezzler to ten years in prison, along with a hefty fine.
The children were made to construct sentences consisting of nouns and verbs from the list on the chalkboard.
Origin of sentence
- Middle English opinion from Old French from Latin sententia (perhaps dissimilated from sentientia) from sentiēns sentient- present participle of sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition