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And then, too, what fine jokers are those fellows who imprison art in a toy-box!

A man may arrest his own slave, and he may also imprison for safe-keeping the runaway slave of a friend.

If they imprison you for resisting their tyrannies, others will take your place.

Who has the right to imprison and assign the terms and conditions to the imprisoned?

It is in self-seeking and advancement that we narrow our faculties and imprison our natures.

Imprison him as a criminal, and I affirm to you that he will be lost.

We kill off the worst, imprison the bad for life, attempt to reform the rest.

"Do not withdraw your hand," he pleaded, making an attempt to imprison that hand in his own.

I should not advise you to imprison them together—they would fight.

When he says, 'Arrest and imprison' such and such a man, he is obeyed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French emprisoner (12c.), from em- "in" (see in- (2)) + prison (see prison). Related: Imprisoned; imprisoning.

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