Examples of imprison in a Sentence
He was imprisoned for murder.
He has threatened to imprison his political opponents.
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But tethered to pedestals and imprisoned in glass cases, the dolls appear more showpiece than plaything.
Currently, Louisiana imprisons a higher percentage of its people than any country in the world.
Hekmati, who was released in January 2016, alleged he was falsely imprisoned and tortured.
The documentary argues that the Japanese navy thought that Earhart and Noonan were U.S. spies, eventually imprisoning them on the island of Saipan to await deaths either by execution or dysentery.
For this he was imprisoned and ultimately executed in 1945.
Three other Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea.
Or that three of the people who Jadlow was imprisoned with have died — two from overdoses.
Star Trek often portrays a rosy picture of humanity's future, CBS's decision to imprison Discovery behind a paywall is also a look to the future of sorts—a potentially worrying one.
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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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