Part of speech: noun

Personal restraint; imprisonment.

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Usage examples "durance":

  1. You have been instrumental in sending a good many men into durance vile; you can tell me later how you like being there yourself." - "My Strangest Case", Guy Boothby.
  2. Nataly drew Colney Durance with her eyes to step beside her, on the descent to the terrace. - "One of Our Conquerors, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  3. The unfortunate Mr. Benjamin had been sent back in durance vile from Vienna, and was present in the court. - "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.