Clemency in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Clemency

a decision not to punish someone severely

Examples of Clemency in a sentence

The killer’s wife begged the judge to give her husband clemency so he would be out of prison before she died.  🔊

In their letter to the governor, the victim’s family asked him not to give clemency to their son’s murderer.  🔊

Although the man had admitted to stealing from the government, the president still gave him clemency and released him from his sentence.  🔊

My husband is always quick to give our daughter his forgiveness and clemency when she misbehaves.  🔊

Because that man killed five little kids, I hope the judge grants him no clemency and sentences him to death.  🔊

It created a bit of controversy when the president gave clemency to his former attorney and asked that the man’s record be cleared.  🔊

Even though the criminal had shown remorse for his actions, the parole board decided to rule against clemency for him.  🔊

Because she was dying of a terminal illness, the death row inmate received clemency and got to spend her last few days with her family.  🔊

Melvin knew that without clemency or a pardon he would spend the rest of his life in prison.  🔊

In hopes of getting clemency from the law review board, the young lawyer begged for forgiveness.  🔊

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