“Sentence” in the news

Example collocations

death sentence
jail sentence
life sentence
prison sentence
suspended sentence

Publications and example sentences

The New York Times
· Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid  
Suriname’s 74-year-old president looked straight at a judge as she read his sentence for crimes committed during a 1982 political purge that cemented his grip on the small South American nation.
The New York Times
· College Students Colonize the Divided Romania of ‘Mad Forest’  
Each of the scenes in the first and third acts — portraying the fictional stories of two Romanian families of different classes — is preceded by a guidebook-like sentence spoken in Romanian and then in English.
The Guardian
· The Guardian view on prisoners in lockdown: too much solitude  
The fall in the prison population from 83,709 at the end of March to 80,102 this week is due, instead, to a combination of normal releases and court closures meaning that sentencing is largely on hold.
· Hong Kong demonstrators defy lockdowns to protest a sweeping new national security law  
“It is an official death sentence for Hong Kong; it’s nothing less than that,” Alvin Y. H. Cheung, an affiliated scholar at NYU’s US-Asia Law Institute, told Vox earlier this week.
Seeking Alpha
· MacroView: Is The Fed Walking Into A Trap?  
Pay particular attention to the last sentence.
· Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84  
He pleaded no contest to the charges, received a one-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay a fine.
The Age
· The Olympic gold hopeful gunning for glory in backyard field of dreams  
No Australian man has won Olympic shooting gold since Diamond collected his second trap title in Sydney 20 years ago but Willett can already be mentioned in the same sentence.
The Age
· PM earned praise for swift action, but now voters must wait and see - and judge  
A few sentences later he said, “I’m not blaming Treasury, and I’m not blaming the ATO”, a sentence which had the curious quality of sounding like its actual meaning was the direct opposite of its literal meaning.
· Netanyahu stands trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust  
If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison for bribery and a maximum 3-year-term for each count of fraud and breach of trust, according to legal experts, who caution that it is unlikely he would be handed maximum sentences even if found guilty.
The China Post
· A prison system tops in virus deaths starts reopening anyway  
As a result, when the coronavirus hit, it spread like wildfire, said See, who is serving an eight-year sentence for robbery and impersonating a police officer.