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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAGGED

Nor had he spoken idly when he said the old man should be gagged.

The Mercutian glanced back at his bound and gagged prisoners.

Hilary would have laughed aloud his relief, but he was gagged.

I was in Gaza, gagged and bound; the Philistines hemmed me in.

He looked round at the strangers, and felt like a wretch who was gagged and might say nothing.

The papers had been gagged and blindfolded for the occasion.

He gagged and choked as the stifling breath entered his lungs.

Mrs. Austen, in spite of her facile digestion, gagged at it.

Even if he gagged her mouth her mind would still dodge and buffet him.

So you were bound and gagged by bandits while in Italy, were you?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to choke, strangle," possibly imitative or influenced by Old Norse gaghals "with head thrown back." The sense of "stop a person's mouth" is first attested c.1500. Related: Gagged; gagging.

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