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See definition of durance on Dictionary.com
  • as inimprisonment
  • as incaptivity

synonyms for durance

  • captivity
  • confinement
  • custody
  • incarceration
  • isolation
  • bondage
  • duress
  • quarantine
  • remand
  • restraint
  • thraldom
  • thralldom
  • immuration
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antonyms for durance

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  • freedom
  • liberation
  • liberty
  • discharge
  • liberating
  • release
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How to use durance in a sentence

The two weeks of durance vile among the low castes in the steerage should be amply repaid.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
Here his charge ended, he had conveyed the Land-despoiler to durance vile.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
Here he was held in durance for some time, and was then brought to Paris to be tried for treason.
LOUIS PHILIPPEJOHN S. C. (JOHN STEVENS CABOT) ABBOTT
"The best friend Christina ever had" she would surely some day see could not have lingered in the black durance that he loathed.
"PERSONS UNKNOWN"VIRGINIA TRACY
But the case was very different, when Hannibal crossed from the shores of the Durance to the banks of the Po.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 356, JUNE, 1845VARIOUS
Moreover, the ambassador at Madrid has been placed in durance.
HILDEBRANDANONYMOUS
I should not say that you had much durance in you, that remains to be proved.
A PLUCKY GIRLL. T. MEADE
Now the Durance, though an absurdly tricky river, is no arm of the sea.
A TATTER OF SCARLETS. R. CROCKETT
Is it possible that innocent people are held in durance here?
THE AWAKENINGLEO NIKOLEYEVICH TOLSTOY
He lived to give his evidence in the trial, and was released from durance; but a few days later he was found dead by his own hand.
TRAMPING WITH TRAMPSJOSIAH FLYNT
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WORDS RELATED TO DURANCE

  • bondage
  • committal
  • confinement
  • constraint
  • custody
  • durance
  • duress
  • enslavement
  • enthrallment
  • entombment
  • impoundment
  • imprisonment
  • incarceration
  • internment
  • jail
  • limbo
  • restraint
  • serfdom
  • servitude
  • slavery
  • subjection
  • thralldom
  • vassalage
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