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.
04. The victim's family felt that the [sentence] given the murderer was too short.
05. In my opinion, most young offenders should be [sentenced] to do community service rather than to go to jail.
06. The murderer received a [sentence] of twenty years in prison.
07. Grandma is losing her memory and often stops in the middle of a [sentence] because she can't remember what she wanted to say.
08. The family of the victim felt that the [sentence] given to the murderer was too lenient.
09. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Ali Bhutto was [sentenced] to death for conspiracy to murder.
10. After the Second World War, 25 men in Norway were [sentenced] to death and executed, and 19,000 were [sentenced] to prison for aiding the enemy.
11. The rapist received a 10-year [sentence] for his brutal crime.
12. King Vidor once claimed that marriage isn't a word; it's a [sentence].
13. Nearly 43 percent of convicted criminals serving prison [sentences] in the U.S. are re-arrested within a year of being released from jail.
14. Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" contains one of the longest [sentences] in the French language; 823 words without a period.
15. The Sahedrin was the ruling council which was responsible for [sentencing] Jesus Christ to death.
16. In February of 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving more than 27 years of a life [sentence].
17. Adolf Hitler was [sentenced] to five years in prison in 1924, but was released after only eight months.

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