compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment, generally not exceeding ordinary labor in severity or amount.
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How to use hard labor in a sentence
Many of Yang’s former colleagues, including Huang and Deng, were persecuted and forced to perform hard labor.China’s path to modernization has, for centuries, gone through my hometown | Yangyang Cheng | June 30, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
After years of forced hard labor, Yesypenko’s great-grandparents died in exile.Jailed Journalist in Russia Says He Falsely Confessed After Electric Shock Torture | Julia Davis | May 28, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The incident convinced him to give up hard labor and pursue music.Billy Joe Shaver, singer-songwriter who inspired outlaw country, dies at 81 | Terence McArdle | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Last month, six gay men were sentenced to two years of hard labor when their apartment was raided.
From the fate of other deserters, Slovik apparently figured that the worst he faced was being sentenced to 20 years hard labor.
Not many people would invite two back-to-back prison trips after two years of hard labor.Putin’s Police Arrest Pussy Riot Again In Court Crackdown | Michael Weiss | February 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last year, North Korea sentenced an American missionary, Kenneth Bae to 15 years of hard labor in a prison camp.
He found the defendants guilty, sentenced them to hard labor and then suspended their sentence.
Chaussard the elder was condemned to twenty years' hard labor, was sent to the galleys, and later was pardoned by the Emperor.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
To Raf's peering gaze Dalgard's face had a drawn, gaunt look as if he had been at hard labor during the hours just past.Star Born | Andre Norton
After four weeks of hard labor, Godfrey decided that the attack could be made.With Spurs of Gold | Frances Nimmo Greene
In shirking all the business of caring for children we have escaped much hard labor.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
It required a great deal of hard labor on the part of both Alfred and the owner to compel the cow to swallow the pills.Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field