PENITENTIARY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of penitentiary
Definition:
n. state or federal prison for convicted felons
Example:
Please explain how a federal maximum security penitentiary is like a hotel in any way.
Sentence in Classic:
Frank Weems of Chattanooga who was not lynched in May only because the prominent citizens became his body guard until the doors of the penitentiary closed on him, had letters in his pocket from the white woman in the case, making the appointment with him.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context
Snell was there three days before he went to the penitentiary, so drunk out on the gravel drive that Mrs.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
The tunnel ended like the interior of a funnel; a faulty construction, imitated from the wickets of penitentiaries, logical in a prison, illogical in a sewer, and which has since been corrected.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context