Prisoner in a sentence

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Definition of Prisoner

  • One who is confined in a prison.
  • A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive; as, a prisoner at the bar of a court.
  • a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

How to use prisoner in a sentence. Prisoner pronunciation.

If Kaid knew of this tonight, I should be a prisoner before cockcrow.
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What claims has a prisoner?
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If she could not contrive to help her self she was a prisoner, and without air, light, and freedom she could not live.
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She had already noted the deep precipice to the edge of which she now fled, fully resolved to fling herself over into the depths below, rather than to surrender herself prisoner.
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The various noisy parliaments and bloody combats are pictured by a pen alive with the subject; of the two sons, one is murdered by his father for preferring the love of a Capulet to the success of the Montagues; the other, Ostap, is taken prisoner, and tortured to death.
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One cannot wish, after reading the book, that such prisoners were free, but one cannot help thinking that something is rotten in the state of their imprisonment.
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Dostoevski brings out with great clearness the utter childishness of the prisoners; mentally, they are just bad little boys; they seem never to have developed, except in an increased capacity for sin.
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The criminal psychology of this novel and the scenes at the trial are more interesting than those in "Crime and Punishment," for the prisoner is a much more interesting man than Raskolnikov, and by an exceedingly clever trick the reader is completely deceived.
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The soldiers are in worse plight than prisoners, being absolutely at the mercy of the alcoholic caprices of their superiors.
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Some one related to the Emperor that this arrest had caused much talk in Paris, and that he was loudly accused of wishing to restore the Bastile; that many persons had visited the prisoner, and expressed their sympathy, and there was a procession of carriages constantly before the prison.
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They raked over an abandoned camp of the Spanish prisoners on their arrival at Fort Roosevelt, and appropriated all the cast-off articles they could find, using the debris for bedding.
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Another battalion was detailed immediately after the surrender to guard the Spanish prisoners.
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The commander of the battalion and half his officers were proficient in the Spanish language as a part of their preparation for the campaign, and they soon established cordial relations with the prisoners they were set to guard.
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After seventeen days of battle and siege, you were rewarded by the surrender of nearly 24,000 prisoners, 12,000 being those in your immediate front, the others scattered in the various towns of eastern Cuba, freeing completely the eastern part of the island from Spanish troops.
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The few reported missing are undoubtedly among the dead, as no prisoners were taken.
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I was of the opinion that the Spaniards would surrender if given a little time, and I thought this result would be hastened if the men of their army could be made to understand they would be well treated as prisoners of war.
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Our troops were received with honors, and I have every reason to believe the return of the Spanish prisoners produced a good impression on their comrades.
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The efficiency of the work of my guns was attested to me by numerous Spanish officers and prisoners.
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Next to being a Plenipotentiary, Popanilla preferred being a prisoner.
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These attentions authorised a hope that he might yet again be an Ambassador, that his native land might still be discovered, and its resources still be developed: but when his gaoler told him that the rest of the prisoners were treated in a manner equally indulgent, because the Vraibleusians are the most humane people in the world, Popanilla's spirits became somewhat depressed.
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Examples of Prisoner

Example #1
What claims has a prisoner?
Example #2
To-morrow I shall be rich and, it may be, strong.
Example #3
Kaid would be in my brother's house at dawn, seizing all that is there and elsewhere, and I on my way to Fazougli, to be strangled or drowned.
Example #4
If Kaid knew of this tonight, I should be a prisoner before cockcrow.
Example #5
During his last speech her resolution had been quickly matured, and hardly had he turned his back and crossed the threshold, than she hurried up to her bed, wrapped the trembling greyhound in the coverlet, took it in her arms like a child, and ran into the sitting-room with her light burden; the shutters were still open of the window through which Hermas had fled into the open.
Example #6
Phoebicius was right; neither Petrus nor Dorothea had it in their power to protect her against him, a Roman citizen.