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pass sentence on someone

1. Lit. [for a judge] to read out the sentence of punishment for a convicted criminal. It is my job as judge to pass sentence on you. The judge was about to pass sentence on Max—ten years in prison.
2. Fig. [for someone] to render a judgment on another person in the manner of a judge. You have no right to pass judgment on me! I wish you wouldn't pass judgment on everyone around you.
See also: on, pass, sentence

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.
See also: sentence
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The MSR Paraphrase corpus, our experimental data set, contains both types of sentential paraphrases, i.
What are the most frequent syntactic errors at the sentential level?
Considering the fact that the study of news comprehension has not yet been given adequate attention in communication studies, it is studies regarding sentential comprehension that can serve as a basis for experimental research into news comprehension.
And here we come to a central worry for the sentential view: how do our minds know just what bits of information are relevant to the situation at hand?
How are the sentential emphasis of Tudor grammar schools and the lessons found in De Copia manifested in Julius Caesar?
According to Bhartrhari, a sentence is indivisible single unit, and that alone helps us in grasping the unified sentential meaning.
4) Havelock refers specifically to the lyric poets, whose work does suggest an origin in the drinking-party hexameters, cited by Powell, that constitute an important part of the earliest evidence of sentential writing in Greek.
Et a tutte le predette cose et loro effecti per vostro uficio sentential mente si condanni et condannato si constringha decto Francescho, inplorando il vostro ufitio li sia administrata ragione et giustitia, procedendo intorno a ccio di ragione et di fatto et giudicandosi secondo le vostre conscientie, veduto La verita del fatto, racchomandando sempre e vostri poveri pupilli, e quail per loro non sanno ne dire ne fare per difecto della infantile etate e pueritia, dicentes domino subveni pupillo et ei adiutor eris.
The role of the SC was subordinate to that of the SC+ at both sentential and inter-sentential levels.
For example, Larkin and Simon, (1987) showed that diagrams can be much more efficient for representing geometry problems than can sentential, verbal descriptions.
motor * * * * * O O O O O # # # # # # / " } Q 3 Sensory-motor A class of filled in squares may be made 4 Nominal That class may be named, "Squares" 5 Sentential The numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 may be said in order 6 Pre-operational The objects in row 5 may be counted.
Deskis offers a study of the sentential passages in Beowulf: she examines (1) their form, (2) their functions in the poem, and (3) their place within the larger corpus of early medieval proverbs.
Zimzum advances through sentential variation and permutation, employing the formal repetition common to musical arrangement, to liberate the powers of the utterance.
I will therefore say that "metaphorical" and "literal" are sentential qualifiers.
Further, the discourse analysis focused on several aspects of interpreting, including the depth of information processing (lexical, phrasal, sentential, discourse), content accuracy, contextual information, affect, register, speaker/signer style, and grammatical features of English and ASL (see Appendix 2 for a detailed description).