serving a sentence

een straf uitzitten

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  • serving a sentence — performing a punishment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sentence — sen|tence1 W2S1 [ˈsentəns] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin sententia feeling, opinion, sentence , from sentire; SENTIENT] 1.) a group of words that usually contains a subject and a verb, and expresses a complete idea. Sentences… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sentence — 01. He was [sentenced] to 20 years in prison for a crime he didn t commit. 02. He was [sentenced] to death for the murder of his wife and children. 03. Mike Tyson was [sentenced] to pay a heavy fine after he bit off a piece of another boxer s ear …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sentence — I UK [ˈsentəns] / US [ˈsent(ə)ns] noun [countable] Word forms sentence : singular sentence plural sentences *** 1) a group of words, usually including a subject and a verb, that express a statement, question, or instruction. A written sentence… …   English dictionary

  • sentence — sen|tence1 [ sent(ə)ns ] noun count *** 1. ) a group of words, usually including a subject and a verb, that express a statement, question, or instruction. A written sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a PERIOD, QUESTION MARK, or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sentence — [[t]se̱ntəns[/t]] ♦♦ sentences, sentencing, sentenced 1) N COUNT A sentence is a group of words which, when they are written down, begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark. Most sentences contain a… …   English dictionary

  • Sentence Review Commission — The Sentence Review Commission was established by the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 and was co chaired by Brian Currin, a South African human rights lawyer and Sir John Blelloch, a retired senior Northern Ireland Office civil servant.The… …   Wikipedia

  • sentence*/*/*/ — [ˈsentəns] noun [C] I 1) a group of words, usually including a subject and a verb, that expresses a statement, question, or instruction 2) a punishment that is officially given by a judge She received the maximum sentence of ten years.[/ex] He is …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • sentence stress — sen′tence stress n. phn the pattern of stress given to words arranged in a sentence, often serving to express emphasis, attitude, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • serving out a sentence — go through punishment, spend time in jail …   English contemporary dictionary

  • under sentence — serving his sentence, serving his penalty, serving his time in jail …   English contemporary dictionary

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