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 church twice mediated between the Somoza regime and the Sandinistas during hostage situations.
The incident began as a hostage situation, with officers called to the Quinnipiac Avenue home by a woman who said she’d been held against her will by her husband for several days.
Mazel, speaking at the AUVSI Xponential drone conference in Denver, said that criminals launched a swarm of drones at an FBI rescue team during an unspecified hostage situation near a large U.S. city, confusing law enforcement.
Last year, after the two hostage situations involving inmates, nurses held a rally to shed light on the problem.
But officers were still worried about a possible hostage situation inside.
On Monday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee failed to block the CIA director for Secretary of State, though not without a routine hostage situation from Rand Paul (R., Ky.).
Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms compared the incident, known as a ransomware attack, to a hostage situation.
Police failed to vet the swatting call, the Finch house did not match the description given by the caller, and there was no hostage situation or criminal activity taking place in the home.
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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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