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[mass noun] Heavy manual work as a punishment.‘he was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment with hard labour’
preliminary work, preparations, planning, groundwork, foundations, homework, preliminaries, provision, preparatory measuresView synonyms
- ‘Sentenced to hard labor, most of Angola's lifers work in the fields abutting the Mississippi.’
- ‘Men who failed to enlist, to attend a medical examination, or to serve in the armed services faced a maximum penalty of six months' imprisonment with hard labour.’
- ‘They may be classified in a number of categories descending from ‘free exile’ to penal sentences with hard labour.’
- ‘Publicly reviled, convicted of sodomy, he was sentenced to two years' hard labour in Reading gaol.’
- ‘The new rules will remove outdated references to penal servitude and imprisonment with hard labour.’
- ‘But after two years hard labour and solitary confinement at the foot of the Third Division, Todd clings to the belief that the parole date is looming.’
- ‘He was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour.’
- ‘If found guilty they should face the death penalty, in those countries which have it, or life imprisonment with hard labour elsewhere.’
- ‘Given an outstanding sentence for twenty-two years of hard labor, he's not been back.’
- ‘He spent nearly three years in prison, sometimes in solitary confinement, sometimes doing hard labour.’
- ‘Max Stuart spent more than 15 years in Yatala prison with hard labor after his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.’
- ‘His punishment includes hard labor in the field and mortality.’
- ‘Hannah received no punishment and Rachael received two years hard labor in Mount Pleasant prison.’
- ‘Soon we shall be asked, perhaps, to respond to a referendum suggesting the return of hard labour in our prisons.’
- ‘The governor recommended that prisoners who could not be sentenced to hard labor should be paroled.’
- ‘Max Stuart's death penalty was later commuted to many years of hard labor in Yatala prison.’
- ‘The punishment is one years hard labour in an Alabama jail.’
- ‘He was sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment with hard labour and ten strokes of the tamarind birch.’
- ‘Xhemil Tamani spent five years in prison doing hard labor.’
- ‘However, 23 were sentenced to prison terms, including hard labour for between one and five years.’
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