Definition of thrall
thraldomplay \ˈthrȯl-dəm\ noun
Examples of thrall in a Sentence
I'm not your thrall, so you'll have to pick up after yourself.
a people who still bear the scars of having been in thrall for so many years
Recent Examples of thrall from the Web
Liberals, on the other hand, regarded Mr. Glazunov as an obscurantist, xenophobe and anti-Semite, in thrall to the darkest forces in Russian history.
While Europe was in the thrall of air travel, the U.S. had no commercial airlines.
The circles remain a mystery and are part of the eerie thrall of Namibia.
The suggestion is that Lee, in thrall to his era, could not have been expected to know better.
The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles.
Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara in the thrall of a wicked producer (Michael Fassbender).
He was criticized heavily for being in thrall of the financial powers of the European Union.
Davies grew up in thrall to MGM musicals; there's more than a hint of musical stylization in all his films.
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Origin and Etymology of thrall
Middle English thral, from Old English thræl, from Old Norse thræll
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of thrall
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