Careful Words

sentence (n.)

sentence (v.)

He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.

Charles Churchill (1731-1764): The Rosciad. Line 322.

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,

And wretches hang that jurymen may dine.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): The Rape of the Lock. Canto iii. Line 21.

How gladly would I meet

Mortality my sentence, and be earth

Insensible! how glad would lay me down

As in my mother's lap!

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book x. Line 775.

My sentence is for open war.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 51.