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
Charter 08 was the last straw, and Liu was imprisoned in December of that year.
Kim, who has imprisoned tens of thousands in concentration camps and has held off economic development in order to pursue nuclear weapons and missile programs, has demonstrated a lack of concern for the North Korean people.
Security forces killed more than 1,000 Brotherhood supporters and imprisoned thousands more.
Roberto Benigni stars as Guido, a cheery waiter whose happy bubble is burst when he, his wife, and his son are imprisoned.
Carrie Cochran ABC's 20/20 tonight will air a report tonight on Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old Wyoming, Ohio college student who was imprisoned in North Korea - and returned to the U.S. in a coma.
Sharif has been through hell and back: she was viciously beaten by her parents, brainwashed by extremist ideology, and eventually imprisoned in nightmarish conditions just for driving a car.
ISIS had imprisoned her father and likely killed her husband.
Some orcs imprisoned in elaborate vine growths came as a surprise though, as did the relative calm of the nearby wildlife—creatures that usually attacked Talion on sight simply watched us walk deeper into the swamp.
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Origin and Etymology of imprison
Middle English, from Anglo-French emprisoner, from en- + prison prison
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
IMPRISON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imprison for English Language Learners
: to put (someone) in prison
IMPRISON Defined for Kids
Definition of imprison for Students
: to put in prison
Legal Definition of imprison
: to confine in prison especially as punishment for a crime — compare false imprisonment
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