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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sen·tence /ˈsɛntṇ(t)s, tṇz/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 非句( 子 )

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 句( 子 )

From: Network Terminology

 句 句子

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sen·tence n.
 1. Sense; meaning; significance. [Obs.]
    Tales of best sentence and most solace.   --Chaucer.
    The discourse itself, voluble enough, and full of sentence.   --Milton.
 2. (a) An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
    My sentence is for open war.   --Milton.
    That by them [Luther's works] we may pass sentence upon his doctrines.   --Atterbury.
 (b) A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
 3. Law In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judicial tribunal; doom.  In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
    Received the sentence of the law.   --Shak.
 4. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
 5. Gram. A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.
 Note:Sentences are simple or compound.  A simple sentence consists of one subject and one finite verb; as, “The Lord reigns.”  A compound sentence contains two or more subjects and finite verbs, as in this verse: -
    He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.   --Pope.
 Dark sentence, a saying not easily explained.
    A king . . . understanding dark sentences.   --Dan. vii. 23.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sen·tence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sentenced p. pr. & vb. n. Sentencing ]
 1. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
    Nature herself is sentenced in your doom.   --Dryden.
 2. To decree or announce as a sentence. [Obs.]
 3. To utter sententiously. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a
           language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
      2: (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case
         and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came
         as no surprise" [syn: conviction, judgment of
         conviction, condemnation] [ant: acquittal]
      3: the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a
         prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10
         years"; "he is doing time in the county jail" [syn: prison
         term, time]
      v : pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He
          was condemned to ten years in prison" [syn: condemn, doom]