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
Recent Examples of slavery from the Web
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. . . . . . .
The presence and removal of Confederate war monuments has caused controversy as some consider them reminders of slavery.
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.
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.
Did 620,000 die, as Northerners would have it, in a noble quest to save the union and end slavery — the nation’s horrific original sin?
The plaque marks the latest in Harvard’s efforts to acknowledge its ties to slavery.
Belley was a Senegalese man who bought his way out of slavery and joined the National Convention during the French Revolution.
There are some people who argue that the Civil War and Davis had nothing to do with slavery.
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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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