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
Boyle said after his release that the insurgents killed an infant of theirs while they were held hostage and that his wife was raped by a guard.
Management has said it won’t be held hostage by Mirotic’s demands and will do what’s best for the franchise.
Below The Surface, produced by StudioCanal's SAM Productions, is an eight-part drama centered on a hostage situation aboard a subway train beneath the Danish capital Copenhagen.
Key positions remain unfilled, phone calls go unanswered, and Tillerson looks and sounds during each of his occasional public appearances like a hostage who long ago gave up hope of being rescued.
While responding to a report of a hostage situation, a police officer in Haymarket, Va., shot and killed a teenager.
President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, who advocated a hard line toward the Soviet Union and helped develop the unsuccessful military mission in 1980 to rescue American hostages held in Iran.
Among them is Meena, 11, the daughter of the serial killer Shirin Gul, who is serving a life sentence and refuses to let her daughter leave the prison, holding Meena’s freedom hostage to her own.
The same line, Twenty6, sells a wilderness survival card with fish hooks and a saw, and a hostage escape card with lock picks and saws that cut through rope and wood.
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Origin and Etymology of hostage
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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