sentence (one) to (something)

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sentence (one) to (something)

To impose a particular legal penalty upon one who is found guilty of a crime. The judge sentenced the former CEO to 30 years in prison for his role in defrauding millions of customers over the span of 15 years. They sentenced him to 5 years of hard labor for simply stealing a loaf of bread.
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sentence someone to something (for something)

[for a judge] to order someone to suffer confinement, death, or labor for committing a crime. The judge sentenced Roger to three years in prison for the crime. The judge sentenced him to hard labor.
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On the day on which we pray to be inscribed in the Book of Life, a stage was given to the tyrannical regime of Iran which seeks at every opportunity to sentence us to death", Netanyahu said.
Yet its lack of physicality is worsened by the mental stresses involved that sentence us to a sedentary lifestyle punctuated with bad habits.
Gore, which helped sentence us to eight years of an incompetent, disastrous, and ultra-right-wing administration.
"Our holy Torah is a way of life and, in contrast to the Christian faith, does not sentence us to celibacy, but rather, encourages and even commands us to be sexual.
Thanks to the stopwatches wielded by Motty and Greenie we now know that England were within 10 seconds of relying on troublesome Ukraine not to sentence us to a winter of discontent.