Examples of dungeon in a Sentence
The king threw them in the dungeon.
Recent Examples of dungeon from the Web
And here's Newt looking quite distressed in some sort of wet, dark dungeon... which definitely can't be good.
The publisher said the PC version of the game will include two dungeons originally available in versions released on the Nintendo DS handheld and smartphones.
Trying to scratch and claw your way out of the dungeon.
The cellar dungeons were complete with bolts, chains and manacles for securing captives to the floors.
As a series rooted in Arthurian legend, Merlin has many dungeons and its fair share of dragons.
In response to positive early returns, the company ordered another spot, this time based around a dungeon scene, but otherwise decided to go hands-off with its brainchild.
In Iraq, the dead sometimes really do return, from dungeons among other places.
But this situation completely baffled the entire dungeon.
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Did You Know?
The words for two different parts of a castle come from the same source. The word dungeon, meaning “a dark usually underground prison,” comes from the French word donjon, which also gives us our English word donjon, meaning “an inner tower in a castle.” Dungeon was first used in English in the 14th century for the strong tower in the inner part of the castle. Defenders could retreat to this tower if attackers got inside the castle walls. Part of the tower usually included an underground room, the dungeon, usually used for prisoners. Throughout its history, the word dungeon has had many spellings. Sometimes it was spelled donjon like the French word it comes from, and sometimes in other ways. In time the spelling donjon came to be used mostly for the castle tower, and the spelling dungeon mostly for the underground room or prison.
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