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synonyms for false imprisonment

  • illegal detention
  • unlawful imprisonment
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About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He was well set in the form of a man now, the months since his imprisonment having brought him much to fasten upon and hold.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Sentence of fine and imprisonment passed upon lord Bacon in the house of peers for bribery.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The rest is done by cutting away two upper and four under-teeth, and substituting false ones at the desired angle.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He was thrashed at school before the Jews and the hubshi, for the heinous crime of bringing home false reports of progress.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
I will not, therefore, say that the proposition that the value of everything equals the cost of production is false.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
But his servant runs after the man, and gets two talents of silver and some garments under false pretences.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
This misfortune gave another opportunity to his detractors, and again the Emperor lent his authority to their false accusations.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
She was not born to make money--especially by dodges and false politeness, out of idle, empty-noddled boarders.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
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