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noun as in political prisoner

noun as in prisoner of war

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A map shows each station on the route, along with marking POW camps and other landmarks along the way.

He cites an interview that a freed POW, Air Force Lt. Col. William Harrison, gave to The New York Times in 1953.

And when rappers battle one another with their wits and words, it is similar to the bam-pow!

For years, the Obama administration avoided calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a POW.

When the risks and results of fighting are not equally distributed, we default to a world that delivers “Bow-wow POW.”

She's done got a pow'ful quick tempah, my Miss Betty has, same's all my Somerset family had, bein' fust quality folks lak dey was.

He was a skittish horse, gentle, as Andy explained, but "pow'ful nervous—had to be sort o' coaxed along."

There was a grand "pow-wow," as William called it, after he came.

Why should he be permitted to defile with the fat of his sleek locks a crown intended to adorn the grizzled pow of his elders?

Among the neighboring Cherokees, was one named Silouee, celebrated as a chief and pow-wow, or medicine man.


On this page you'll find 438 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pow, such as: force, government, jurisdiction, rule, ascendancy, and authorization.

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