Example sentences for: imprisonment

How can you use “imprisonment” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The marginal cost of killing an innocent party would be quite low if the sanction for stealing radios were life imprisonment for first-time offenders.

  • In foreign affairs, after he had crushed the Duke of Milan’s army at Marignano and formed a showy alliance with Henry VIII of England, François I’s European ambitions were halted by the German Emperor Charles V. François even suffered the indignity of a year’s imprisonment in Madrid, following a resounding defeat at Pavia in 1525.

  • When a troubled and illiterate 19-year-old can receive life imprisonment for committing three muggings, it seems laughably irrelevant to focus on courtroom procedures.

  • So essential to adult days of imprisonment,

  • An uncomfortable Dukakis, after dispassionately reciting statistics, conceded that the Massachusetts furlough program for murderers sentenced to life imprisonment had been canceled .


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