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death sentence


  1. a sentence condemning a convicted felon to execution by the state.

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She urged the court to affirm the jury’s verdict and not to vacate Roof’s death sentence.

Higher pressure slows their growth, and slow growth of juveniles has been a death sentence for them.

He argues that sending a 79-year-old man to prison during a pandemic amounts to a death sentence.

From Time

Often diagnosed late and resistant to treatment, it is essentially a death sentence—only 8 to 10 percent of patients remain alive five years after diagnosis.

If Oneal is convicted, prosecutors will seek a death sentence, the Times reported.

Had he been competently represented, the jury might well have failed to concur on a death sentence.

The attempt was hatched in an effort to have a death sentence on an IRA man commuted, the military pensions archives reveal.

HIV went from an eventual death sentence to a chronic but manageable illness.

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Why is standing out still a death sentence for black kids in America?

It was like a death sentence pronounced in all solemnity upon some shivering criminal.

If you are afraid to make a cross, infidel, you pass your own death sentence, and I shall take on myself to execute it.

Their abandonment there had been intended as a death sentence for all of them.

The death sentence was rescinded, of course, pending this new trial.

He never informed them that the death sentence had been imposed.


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