Examples of imprison in a Sentence
He was imprisoned for murder.
He has threatened to imprison his political opponents.
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When the person was ultimately not imprisoned, Hawsey did not return the $500.
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.
Turkey’s president suggested this week that his country might be willing to free a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has been imprisoned for nearly a year.
Warmbier, a native of the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming, died after being imprisoned by the North Korean government for 17 months for stealing a sign.
Two of Truong’s older brothers, who were soldiers, were imprisoned and tortured after the Americans evacuated.
Some who never went to Vietnam or into the military did suffer because of it, though the numbers are relatively minuscule: of 209,517 accused draft offenders, 3,250 were imprisoned and 3,000 became fugitives.
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Origin and Etymology of imprison
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscommit, confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up)
Antonymsdischarge, free, liberate, release
Related Wordsconstrain, limit, restrain, restrict, shut; bar, gate; apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], capture, catch, detain, nab, pick up, pinch, seize; impress, shanghai; hold, impound, keep; bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel
Near Antonymsemancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
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