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
The bad guys take Will’s daughter, Georgia (McKenna Roberts), hostage and to get her back, Will needs to open the 10-inch titanium doors of The Pearl’s panic room on the 220th floor.
Six hostages were released during the 18-hour standoff.
Jones allegedly held Capone hostage while Neal and Stewart drove McCrackin to various banks in her own vehicle and demanded $10,000, police said, according to the LA Times.
Still, wealthy activists shouldn’t be able to take lawmakers hostage like this.
Villains hack the island’s security system, creating a massive hostage crisis.
With no faux-hostage situation, Jordan’s signing with the Mavs feels a little anticlimactic this time.
But the through line here is clear: Bevin is trying to take Medicaid expansion hostage, arguing that if Kentucky isn’t allowed to impose a work requirement, then there will be no more expansion.
That risks angering a vital trade partner that can hold Vietnam's fast-growing economy hostage.
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HOSTAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hostage for English Language Learners
: a person who is captured by someone who demands that certain things be done before the captured person is freed
HOSTAGE Defined for Kids
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