PENITENTIARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PENITENTIARY
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penitentiary
 n.  state or federal prison for convicted felons
Classic Sentence:
1  Snell was there three days before he went to the penitentiary, so drunk out on the gravel drive that Mrs. Ulysses Swett's automobile ran over his right hand.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
2  This she did to escape the penitentiary and continued her illicit relation undisturbed.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
3  A whole penitentiary system can be evolved from that word.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
4  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T...
Example Sentence:
1  Please explain how a federal maximum security penitentiary is like a hotel in any way.
2  He was still working as a parole officer for the state and he was taking one of the prisoners, who must have been out on furlough, back to the penitentiary.