Ten to 15 years without health insurance can be a death sentence.
Realizing that there was no time to do more careful reconnaissance, my father accepted what he saw as a likely death sentence.
But his killer, a death sentence hanging over his head for decades, is alive and well at age 56.
Still, there were enough questions that the Supreme Court judges who upheld Afzal's death sentence themselves took note.
“Twice doctors gave me a death sentence, and twice they were wrong,” he once said.
How, oh how could she possibly inform her brave chum of what was literally their death sentence!
Instead, they but read there what they might well believe to be their death sentence.
She would have the whole truth and he pronounced her death sentence, telling her that she had but a single year of life.
We really had some reason for hoping for a death sentence this time!
It sounded like a death sentence, a forecast of the hour of trial which we were to face.