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noun as in confining

noun as in imprisonment

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The capricious and inhumane imprisoning of the feminist activists from Pussy Riot.

Even as the nuclear deal was being negotiated, the Iranian government was furiously imprisoning bloggers, lawyers and journalists.

Turkey, according to the report, was currently imprisoning eight journalists.

The military is killing minorities and imprisoning dissidents.

Many Lebanese accuse Gaddafi of killing or imprisoning Sadr, while Libya claims that the cleric boarded a plane for Rome.

The pleasant green hills gave place to imprisoning mesas, with red sides that looked like battlements.

Imprisoning slopes seemed to be shutting them in without surcease, and Helen looked in vain for any aid.

The moment the brute touched the bait the falling door slid down, imprisoning the prowler.

Besides, my friend: every Egyptian we imprison means imprisoning two Roman soldiers to guard him.

But, after all, it is equally strange why a creditor should take pleasure in imprisoning a debtor.


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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to imprisoning, such as: bounding, detaining, enclosing, and restraining.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.