Examples of hostage in a Sentence
The terrorists demanded a plane and a pilot in exchange for the hostages.
The hostage crisis is now entering its second week.
The passengers were taken hostage.
They were held hostage for several days.
Recent Examples of hostage from the Web
Down the line, Amazon also plans to get rid of that annoying five-hour window many service providers give (and keep you hostage at home for the day).
Meanwhile, attempts at reform have been held hostage by populists and single-issue parties who’ve harnessed voter frustration with mainstream politicians to take the balance of power in parliament’s upper house.
Much better to be held hostage by a Taiwanese corporation that has some kind of a wish list.
Last year, we were held hostage to average play on the defensive end, sometimes inside, to foul trouble, to injuries.
An armed man was inside of a home when officers arrived, and came outside with the woman held hostage, police said.
The remaining 82 crew members were tortured and held hostage for nearly a year.
The 38-year-old man, who was in a room on the fifth floor, did not take any hostages.
On both healthcare and immigration, rather than seek a bipartisan agreement with Democrats, Trump has, instead, opted for a policy of taking hostages.
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Origin and Etymology of hostage
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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