Sentence

Sentence or sentencing may refer to:

  • Sentence (linguistics), a grammatical unit of language
  • Sentence (mathematical logic), a formula with no free variables
  • Sentence (music), a particular type of musical phrase
  • Sentence (law), a penalty applied to a person or entity found guilty of a criminal act
  • "Sentencing" (The Wire), the thirteenth episode of The Wire
  • Sentences, a 12-century book of theology by Peter Lombard
  • Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm, an autobiographical graphic novel by the MF Grimm, published by Vertigo in 2007

Famous quotes containing the word sentence:

    The reader uses his eyes as well as or instead of his ears and is in every way encouraged to take a more abstract view of the language he sees. The written or printed sentence lends itself to structural analysis as the spoken does not because the reader’s eye can play back and forth over the words, giving him time to divide the sentence into visually appreciated parts and to reflect on the grammatical function.
    J. David Bolter (b. 1951)

    ... the compensation for a death sentence is knowledge of the exact hour when one is to die. A great luxury, but one that is well earned.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    In view of this half-sight of science, we accept the sentence of Plato, that, “poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)