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
Opposition leaders have been imprisoned and banned from politics.
The Obama administration began dialing back federal sentences for some crimes and issuing pardons for people who had been imprisoned under sentencing laws that have since been changed.
That's where Dakota people were imprisoned after the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War that led to the executions in Mankato.
Mr. Wilson noted that Mr. Rizieq had been imprisoned twice before, for inciting hatred.
At the time, he was imprisoned on charges of corruption, embezzlement and murder.
Should we all be imprisoned in our little holes, with our cultural walls, completely closed off to others?
If found guilty, he would be removed from office and could be imprisoned.
Like Fleiss, the former White House intern learned her craft while imprisoned — by celebrity status, that is.
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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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