Translation of sentence in Spanish:


oración, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsɛnt(ə)ns//ˈsɛn(t)əns/


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    oración feminine
    I couldn't finish the sentence no pude terminar la oración / frase
    • before noun sentence structure estructura de la oración
    • Both the words and the ways they are combined into sentences convey meaning.
    • What I wanted to teach these people was not to decipher words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, paragraphs into pages or even pages into books.
    • Then he has the nerve to put a exclamation mark after the sentence!
    • A slight lift in the voice at the end of a sentence changes statement to question.
    • But the sentences in question don't have to be long and cumbersome like the ones above.
    • Words, phrases, sentences, and doctrinal teachings were subjected to close analysis and correct definitions and interpretations were recorded.
    • For example, it apparently tells you not to end sentences with prepositions.
    • Start sentences with subjects and verbs, and let other words branch off to the right.
    • Subjects select words to complete the sentences from a list provided.
    • The first two sentences of paragraph 100 would certainly have had to be revised.
    • It's quite different from English, too, in that it puts the verb at the end of the sentence and uses postpositions instead of prepositions.
    • I was about to finish a sentence with a preposition there, something I never do.
    • The key word in the last sentence is in quotation marks because, as Tolstoy made clear in War and Peace, there are as many truths about a given battle, after it, as there were participants in it.
    • You can almost feel her carefully constructed outline unfolding as you proceed through the words, sentences, paragraphs, and pages.
    • Traditional grammars say that sentences express complete thoughts.
    • Can I finish a sentence in this paragraph without using a question mark?
    • The first sentence of paragraph 40 is accordingly to be treated as an admission.
    • And in cases of that sort, everyone has always agreed that such words can end a sentence.
    • I tried to talk but I couldn't quite concentrate on single words or forming complete sentences at the moment.
    • Well-made typefaces are designed with consistent spacing in mind: between letters, words, sentences, and lines.
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    sentencia feminine
    he's serving a life sentence está cumpliendo una condena a cadena perpetua
    • the death sentence la pena de muerte
    • the court gave her a two-year sentence el tribunal la sentenció / la condenó a dos años de prisión
    • to pass sentence (on sb) dictar / pronunciar sentencia (contra algn)
    • she is under sentence of death la han condenado a (la pena de) muerte
    • Some of them have been tortured or given heavy prison sentences for this offence alone.
    • The magistrates decided against sending the boy to crown court for a harsher sentence.
    • Some Australian states impose a mandatory minimum sentence for wilful murder.
    • But the Supreme Court sympathetically commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment.
    • A death sentence was commuted to life in prison, then cut to ten years.
    • He received the maximum fine and was given a suspended two-year prison sentence.
    • Soldiers who turn themselves in by February, 2004, earn lenient sentences.
    • He had also received separate suspended jail sentences for fraud offences.
    • He will be sentenced this week and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
    • The relatively lenient sentence has been widely interpreted as a blow to Southeast Asian efforts to combat terrorism.
    • Some US states, such as Hawaii, have far more lenient laws than Texas in such cases and would allow treatment rather than a prison sentence or death penalty.
    • We accept that courts should consider each of these dimensions whenever a sentence for rape is imposed.
    • Once the prison sentence imposed by the court has been served, one cannot say that the sentencing court had it in mind that the offender should be detained unless it was shown that he was no longer a danger.
    • No Greek police officer has served a custodial sentence for crimes committed while serving.
    • The decision has opened the way for further reviews of sentences meted out to teenagers.
    • He was also handed a 10-year concurrent sentence for robbery.
    • He was ordered to complete a remaining eight month sentence for that offence before starting the latest jail term.
    • He could have received a maximum jail sentence of 81 years for these crimes.
    • He was found guilty of nine counts of his indictment and sentenced to life imprisonment (his sentences, ranging from ten years to life run concurrently).

transitive verb

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    to sentence sb to sth sentenciar a algn a algo
    • they have been sentenced to death los han condenado a (la pena de) muerte
    • He also undertook to give evidence for the Crown and was sentenced on that basis.
    • The learned judge had just decided he hadn't used the right phrases when sentencing the last defendant.
    • All the 78 defendants were sentenced for the offences they were charged with.
    • Many were tortured and eventually sentenced to prison, although little credible evidence was presented against them.
    • A dozen men were convicted and sentenced to long prison terms.
    • The eight accused were sentenced to jail terms ranging from six weeks to 34 months.
    • I applaud those judges who are sentencing those offenders to prison.
    • Currently between 150 and 250 people are sentenced to prison every week.
    • Second, the judge must have already decided to sentence the offender to a prison term of less than two years duration.
    • Having been found guilty, all three were each sentenced yesterday to one year imprisonment.
    • Third offenders were normally sentenced to serve a mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail.
    • You have to sentence on the basis of the indictment.
    • He was therefore sentenced to a total of three years and six months' imprisonment.
    • He was released on unconditional bail and will be sentenced at a later date.
    • Four co-defendants were also sentenced to prison during the retrial.
    • He was subsequently sentenced to a total of 8 years' imprisonment.
    • She was convicted of murdering them and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.
    • He was also sentenced to 10 years probation, counseling and 1,000 hours of community service.
    • A devoted father is to be sentenced by magistrates next month.
    • He was subsequently charged and sentenced in absentia to 22 years in prison for embezzlement.