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death sentence

a sentence condemning a convicted felon to execution by the state.
Compare life sentence. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Poor Galusha merely clung to the receiver and awaited his death sentence.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was as if he knew that he were the one to impose a death sentence.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • Their abandonment there had been intended as a death sentence for all of them.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • She knew she was pronouncing her own death sentence, yet she spoke quietly.

    The Guardians Irving Cox
  • Instead, they but read there what they might well believe to be their death sentence.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid

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