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Synonyms for dungeon

Synonyms for dungeon

the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined

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Tell down thy ransom, I say, and rejoice that at such rate thou canst redeem thee from a dungeon, the secrets of which few have returned to tell.
``Here,'' replied Front-de-B uf, ``here it must be delivered weighed it must be weighed and told down on this very dungeon floor.
In spite of the feeble struggles of the old man, the Saracens had already torn from him his upper garment, and were proceeding totally to disrobe him, when the sound of a bugle, twice winded without the castle, penetrated even to the recesses of the dungeon, and immediately after loud voices were heard calling for Sir Reginald Front-de-B uf.
for what could be of less importance, under the terrible circumstances which environed me, then the mere dimensions of my dungeon? But my soul took a wild interest in trifles, and I busied myself in endeavors to account for the error I had committed in my measurement.
In the centre yawned the circular pit from whose jaws I had escaped; but it was the only one in the dungeon.
The plunge into this pit I had avoided by the merest of accidents, I knew that surprise, or entrapment into torment, formed an important portion of all the grotesquerie of these dungeon deaths.
Of the dungeons there had been strange things narrated -- fables I had always deemed them -- but yet strange, and too ghastly to repeat, save in a whisper.
It was hope -- the hope that triumphs on the rack -- that whispers to the death-condemned even in the dungeons of the Inquisition.
The priest appeared to cast his eyes around the dungeon from beneath his cowl.
A priest and a witch can mingle in delight upon the truss of straw in a dungeon!
you are cold; the night makes you blind, the dungeon envelops you; but perhaps you still have some light in the bottom of your soul, were it only your childish love for that empty man who played with your heart, while I bear the dungeon within me; within me there is winter, ice, despair; I have night in my soul.
But when he placed his foot upon the worn stone steps, along which so many unhappy wretches had passed, when he felt himself impregnated, as it were, with the atmosphere of those gloomy dungeons, moistened with tears, there could be but little doubt he was overcome by his feelings, for his head was bowed and his eyes became dim, as he followed Baisemeaux without a syllable.
"He will send you off to one of the dungeons, I tell you; so take care."
A torturer, a witch and a gruesome doctor were outside the train station to tell people about summer deals at York Dungeon.
Build your own 'Dungeons and Dragons' game and fight monsters and bring back treasure in this introduction to playing which holds Dungeon titles, 1 16-page booklet of rules, a 64-page Master's Book, dice, gameboards and tokens in full color.