Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To put into prison; confine.

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Usage examples "imprison":

  1. That is why we do not imprison dogs. - "Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara", George Bernard Shaw.
  2. " Our dreams have come true," he said, gently, and strove to imprison her hand. - "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.
  3. You observed that the mere fact of being a Persian did not give mankind a right to capture, imprison, and punish you; you declared moreover that you were no Persian, but an Indian under British protection. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.