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life sentence

noun
  1. a sentence condemning a convicted felon to spend the rest of his or her life in prison.
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Historical Examples of life sentence

  • Thorne was reprieved and got a life-sentence, the other chaps got twenty-one years.

    Tessa

    Louis Becke

  • It seemed to him, says Mr. Paine, "that he had been given a life-sentence."

  • One of them is serving a life-sentence in the State prison for manslaughter.

  • She felt an impulse to scream, to run to the railing and leap overboard, to thwart that life-sentence in any possible way.

  • I believe he was afterwards taken to a gaol in the Isle of Wight, but I do not know if his life-sentence is still in force.

    South African Memories

    Lady Sarah Wilson