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The only place you can be safe is an English internment camp.

It was used as a place of internment for deportees from Egypt.

The internment of alien enemies was preliminary to a sifting process.

A cleverly written description of a young English officer's internment as a prisoner of war in Germany.

With the internment of Mrs. Annie Besant it sounded a new note—a note inspired by an ardent love of humanity.

Every order of internment is a protest against the redemption of that promise and the fulfilment of that hope.

They were now awaiting the arrival of the internment papers from Washington; when these came she would be taken away.

In the repatriation and internment of prisoners under Articles 1-5 only men in sound health are to be counted.

The civilians interned in Switzerland at the moment when this agreement goes into effect will be freed from internment.

Government had investigated his activities; Government had found nothing for which to order his internment as an enemy alien.

WORD ORIGIN

1870, from intern (v.) + -ment. Cf. French internement. Internment camp is attested from 1916.

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