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life sentence

a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of his or her life in prison.
Compare death sentence. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • What I need is a life sentence to stay in little old New York.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • That was an outrage, and Martha thought I ought to get a life sentence for it.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Boy, its a life sentence to tamper with that car till the judge says move her.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • life sentence is what everyone thinks he will get, life sentence.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • I 134 never thought I was getting a life sentence when I let you unload on me.

    The Best Policy Elliott Flower

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