Examples of imprison in a Sentence
He was imprisoned for murder.
He has threatened to imprison his political opponents.
Recent Examples of imprison from the Web
Joshua Wong, 21, was imprisoned in August for unlawful assembly in 2014, when a number of protesters climbed security gates to access a public square, sparking a 79-day sit-in that paralyzed parts of the city.
In the coming years, his family members, along with more than 100,000 other Japanese civilians, were imprisoned in internment camps during World War II.
They are still imprisoned by their fears, perhaps not entirely unfounded, of their party’s enraged base.
Roy’s father, Kaichi Seko, was imprisoned at a different camp, suspected of being a spy because of airplane drawings by his then 14-year-old son.
As the government sought to prop up Lysenko, roughly 3,000 scientists who disagreed with him were imprisoned, purged, or executed.
Around 10,000 people had gathered early Sunday at Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia, some chanting to imprison sacked Puigdemont, the man who led the independence drive.
In 1939, Kuhn was charged with embezzlement, imprisoned and stripped of his citizenship.
For example, a dispute arose recently between the countries when North Korea imprisoned Canadian missionary and pastor Hyeon Soo Lim.
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Origin and Etymology of imprison
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of imprison for English Language Learners
: to put (someone) in prison
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