Sentence in Classic:
Had this test been invented, there are hundreds of men now walking the earth who would long ago have paid the penalty of their crimes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The American, Abe Slaney, was condemned to death at the winter assizes at Norwich, but his penalty was changed to penal servitude in consideration of mitigating circumstances, and the certainty that Hilton Cubitt had fired the first shot.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
For which reason, and because they thought that to such persons the mere ignominy of defeat was in itself punishment enough, they would not dishearten their generals by inflicting on them any heavier penalty.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
At one time I considered whether I should not declare myself guilty and suffer the penalty of the law, less innocent than poor Justine had been.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Whether there had not been more abuse on the part of the law, in respect to the penalty, than there had been on the part of the culprit in respect to his fault.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The king, in his inexhaustible clemency, has deigned to commute his penalty to that of penal servitude for life.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
In the face of all his handicaps, Jurgis was obliged to make the price of a lodging, and of a drink every hour or two, under penalty of freezing to death.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
This is the penalty of telling the truth, of telling the simple truth, in answer to a series of plain questions.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context
On the other hand, a penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context