Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHIND BARS

It was almost as though I were talking to Jonathan—my dear Jonathan—and he behind bars!

That man killed John Millinborn and I believe you can put him behind bars.

Well, Pedro, the next time we see you I hope you are behind bars.

They are to be our assignment until every man of them is behind bars or in his grave.

So far, I've managed to spend more time free than behind bars.

My father could have put him behind bars any time in twenty years.

If he had been doing his business in the open they'd have had him behind bars long ago.

Ten thousand bonus if you land him behind bars inside a week.

Besides, now that they think me behind bars, they will not be looking for me at all.

I'll give him a taste o' what it feels like to be behind bars.

WORD ORIGIN

unit of pressure, coined 1903 from Greek baros "weight," from barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.