What does the word bondage mean?

Usage examples for bondage

  1. Indeed the lives of that long procession of working men who have given themselves so freely- where life was all they had to give- for the freedom of their fellows from the bondage of the times, the lives of these men have found their highest value in making the Market Street eternal, realize its own shame. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  2. I beseech thee,- in accordance with the law of Moses, nail down my ear in witness of my voluntary bondage before thee. – Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity by Alexandre Kuprin
  3. Their blood had thickened through generations of bondage, and trained in the harness of beasts, they had become creatures of draught. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
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