Examples of slavery in a Sentence
She was sold into slavery.
a child born into slavery was considered simply another addition to the master's wealth and property
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George and Willie Muse, two albino African-American brothers, were exhibited in a circus for years during the 20th century, a situation close to slavery.
The vote capped an hours-long discussion and continued an ongoing debate over whether symbols some connect to slavery have a place on public property. . . . . . .
In between audience cheers and clapping, the commentator and political journalist traced the importance of reading for the black community, reaching back to the days of slavery.
The presence and removal of Confederate war monuments has caused controversy as some consider them reminders of slavery.
Grant was slandered in service to the Lost Cause, the false narrative that Southerners adopted a century ago to explain away defeat and blot out the shame of slavery.
The present focus on symbols of slavery reminds me of growing up in the 1930s, when some 100,000 former slaves were still alive in the U.S.
To many people, the memorials weren't seen as historical respect as much as a constant visual reminder of the ugly history of slavery, and, more troubling still, that was often the intended effect of those funding the effort.
Talitha Kum also raises money to buy children sold into slavery by their parents and then set them up in a network of homes around the world.
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First Known Use of slavery
Synonymsbondage, enslavement, servility, servitude, thrall, thralldom (or thraldom), yoke
Related Wordspeonage, serfdom; dependence (also dependance), subjection, subjugation; captivity, enchainment, imprisonment, incarceration
Near Antonymsemancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission; autonomy, independence, self-government, sovereignty (also sovranty)
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