Synonyms for dungeon

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Meanwhile months passed, and Calderon still languished in his dungeon.

The other man had his back towards the dungeon, and Barnaby could only see his form.

He said he thought it best to have him thrust into a dungeon.

The dungeon, the chain, the lash, the wooden jellab—what else was left to him?

I felt like a prisoner who was about to escape from a dungeon.

I had now, more than ever, the sense of living in a dungeon on a rock in the middle of the sea.

There it was—that roofless cottage—that tholthan under the deep trees like a dungeon.

The house had been as a dungeon to her, and she was flying from it like a prisoner escaping.

The only ship he will find us will be a dungeon in some of their prisons.

Our prison, an old tower adjoining the lake, had been once the dungeon of.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "great tower of a castle," from Old French donjon "great tower of a castle" (12c.), from Gallo-Romance *dominionem, from Late Latin dominium, from Latin dominus "master" (of the castle; see domain). Sense of "castle keep" led to "strong (underground) cell" in English early 14c. The original sense went with the variant donjon.

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nounsmall room, container
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