imprisonment


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Synonyms for imprisonment

putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment

the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

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His Highness, who, as it seems, did not possess the means to feed Van Baerle at the Hague, sent him to undergo his perpetual imprisonment at the fortress of Loewestein, very near Dort, but, alas
Acting, therefore, as his interpreter and summarizer, I gather that in the course of an imprisonment of seven years he has himself modified his own personal views, both as regards Women and as regards the Isosceles or Lower Classes.
The sentence was changed, however, to imprisonment for life.
In spite of his long imprisonment, Raleigh had never lost hope of one day regaining his freedom.
The rudi- mentary precautions to keep our imprisonment endurable he would not observe.
Over the head and face of every prisoner who comes into this melancholy house, a black hood is drawn; and in this dark shroud, an emblem of the curtain dropped between him and the living world, he is led to the cell from which he never again comes forth, until his whole term of imprisonment has expired.
He had been convicted as a receiver of stolen goods, but even after his long imprisonment, denied his guilt, and said he had been hardly dealt by.
It was by your wit in apprising me of your existence and imprisonment through the youth, Parthak.
No time was lost in fruitless recounting of my imprisonment.
And inasmuch," continued the judge, "as it is not proved that the act was not done by the connivance of the master with the servant, and as the master in any case must be held responsible for the acts of his paid servant, I condemn Phileas Fogg to a week's imprisonment and a fine of one hundred and fifty pounds.
You have broken your chair, and made a great disturbance; that is an offense punishable by imprisonment in one of the lower dungeons.
After eight months' imprisonment he was with twenty-one others taken out to the Semyonovsky Square to be shot.
Has it been your misfortune to undergo a long imprisonment, without trial, or even accusation, in your native country, Doctor Manette?
He answered, in a tone that went to every heart, "A long imprisonment.
Assisted the victim of the most horrible of all false imprisonments to escape; or cast loose on the wide world of London an unfortunate creature, whose actions it was my duty, and every man's duty, mercifully to control?