death penalty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n death penalty putting a condemned person to death
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Usage

In literature:

The "age of protection for girls" is 14 years, and the penalty is death or imprisonment in the penitentiary from ten years to life.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
God's law demanded a life of perfect obedience, eternal death being the penalty of the lightest breach of it.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
The death penalty would be carried out.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
And how at last he had dared even the death penalty to come to England to see how he fared.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
Death is the penalty for failure to obtain it.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Death is, therefore, an imposition of God, and is his penalty against the treason of sin.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
The prosecutor reads the charge, demands the death penalty on the returned aristocrat.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
He committed sickness, and then paid the penalty, death.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It was a fantastic game of tag her lover was playing, with death the penalty for tardiness.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Last comes death, the penalty of sin.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

This was the Interdicted Tree,
Of which 'twas said: "Thou shall not eat,"
And if thou dost, the penalty
Shall be thy Death! a judgment meet.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
But the king, with a hope to change the future,
Proclaimed this law to be:
That, if in all the land there was kept one spindle,
Sure death was the penalty.
"The Sleeping Princess" by Clara Doty Bates
"Thou'rt gone, Altheëtor; of thy gentle breath
Guiltless am I, but bear the penalty!
Oh! is there one to whom thine earthly death
Can cause the sorrow it has caused to me?
"Zophiel’s Lament Over Altheetor" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

The death penalty is not an option because the suspect was a juvenile at the time of the crime.
Indian honor killing family gets the death penalty.
Neither parent now faces death penalty.
But the Justice Department official said, "Because of the weakness of the death penalty in Maryland, that is among the least likely places to go first".
Maryland has a moratorium on the death penalty.
We ought to be sure before taking a life with death penalty.
A Contra Costa County jury has handed down the death penalty for the man convicted of killing two people at a San Francisco Bay area toll plaza.
Death penalty for Calif toll collector killer.
MARTINEZ, Calif — A Contra Costa County jury has handed down the death penalty for the man convicted of killing two people at a San Francisco Bay area toll plaza.
Toll-taker 's killer says death penalty OK. Sfgate.com Web Search by Yahoo Businesses.
Melvin Knight was sentenced to the death penalty for the torture and murder of Jennifer Daugherty.
Facing a shortage of lethal injection drugs, some death penalty states have begun switching up the drug cocktail used in executions—but is this experimentation legal.
Texas Accuses Bush of Trampling Its Autonomy in Death Penalty Case.
Death penalty is applied unevenly statewide.
A bizarre reality is imbedded in the public's attitudes toward the death penalty: Most Americans support it, yet most also allow for the possibility that innocent people can or have been executed.
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