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noun as in prison warden

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The nation is the world’s leading jailer, with people of color disproportionately represented.

Yesypenko was given a written text to read aloud and forced to answer questions in the way his jailers demanded.

After the demonstration, a county sheriff in Kentucky posted a video in which he and a jailer burned Wildcats merchandise, and officials in another county proposed the state reallocate funds to the university.

Jamie Mosley, a county jailer, joined him and threw a shirt on the fire.

The Anchorage Police Department and jailers had another chance to obtain Mosley’s DNA and add it to the database in 2015, when he was arrested for punching his girlfriend in the face and pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault.

“The jailer had a high-school-age daughter and was uncertain how to help her get in college,” writes Ferris.

It was akin to a jailer wielding a set of keys before locking you in your cell.

Does the low profile assumed by the former head of Yukos mean that he entered into a secret agreement with his jailer?

He declined to give his name and insisted his jailer was treating him like his mother would.

My jailer said I had to convert to Islam if I hoped to survive.

The jailer's wife was a kind woman, and immediately felt the power of the attractions of her fascinating prisoner.

The jailer and his wife were both charmed with their prisoner, and invited her to dine with them that day.

Ten pence was to be paid to the jailer for the furniture he put into the cell; ten pence only remained for food.

But the longest red-letter day has its ending, and time and tide beckon one with the brutality of an impatient jailer.

It seems that the jailer's kid, a boy about sixteen years old, had been in the habit of bringing Jim's meals.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jailer, such as: prison guard, guard, turnkey, correctional officer, and corrections officer.

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