She was gasping in the agony of peritonitis that had already written its death-sentence on her wan and pinched face.
It must have been pleasant listening to your own death-sentence!
His judges were three—three justices of the neighbourhood—for that number was sufficient to pass the death-sentence upon a slave.
Thirty-eight of the prisoners were under the death-sentence and were executed in December.
He would have extracted satisfaction out of a death-sentence which was contingent on the trumping of an ace.
That revelation I dreaded as I would dread my own death-sentence.
Prisoner at the bar, have you anything to say why the death-sentence should not be passed upon you?
I have not the foreboding that he is about to speak my death-sentence.
The convict who hears his death-sentence may still hope for a reprieve; but figures are inexorable, figures cannot lie.
The jury had decided on the death-sentence before they left their seats.