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
Essentially, popular films will be held hostage to prop up declining profits.
There crew and passengers were held hostage for several hours and stripped of their personal belongings before the pirates fled, Chene said.
And Mr Kenyatta’s supporters feel, not unreasonably, that Mr Odinga is holding the country hostage in an attempt to win concessions or a power-sharing agreement.
But then, the 1979 American hostage crisis in Iran happens and suddenly Cindy’s family is bombarded with threats of unemployment and violence.
Last week, Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman, and their young children were freed after spending five harrowing years as hostages of the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.
There stood Elizabeth Taylor, holding him hostage with a set of eyes that caused a generation to swoon.
The Reagan team countercharged that Carter himself timed a hostage rescue effort near the election to salvage his failing re-election bid.
Yes, the Iranian hostages had been freed, marking the end of the Carter administration and the ascendance of the Reagans to the White house, but the other seismic shift was felt in fashion.
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Origin and Etymology of hostage
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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