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There was, in every room, an aged smell, grown faint with confinement.

It is impossible to say when I shall be able to come to you; my confinement must be great.

All this I heard in my prison, and it served to reconcile me to the confinement.

We were well treated, however, suffering no other confinement than that of the ship.

The next day, at noon, Calderon visited Fonseca in his place of confinement.

This nearly led to her removal and confinement in a hospital at Tarbes.

After six weeks' confinement, I am beginning to walk across the room.

But it is impossible that my old friend shall remain in confinement.

The Marquis, released from his confinement, was awaiting him.

The Viceroy, constrained to enlarge him, allotted the town for his place of confinement.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from French confinement (16c.; the Old French word was confinacion), from confiner (see confine). As a euphemism for "childbed" it dates from 1774 (the Middle English expression was Our Lady's bands).

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