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synonyms for prison

  • confinement
  • jail
  • lockup
  • penitentiary
  • G
  • bastille
  • can
  • clink
  • cooler
  • dungeon
  • guardhouse
  • keep
  • pen
  • reformatory
  • slammer
  • stockade
  • penal institution
  • statesville
  • up the river
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So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
The enemy then quickly took cover behind the high cliffs and I was let out of my prison.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
It is painful to add, that the latter years of his life were passed in prison, where he was confined for debt.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
In a dungeon of the corresponding tower, on this side of the castle, was the prison of Ripperda.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Martini appeared from his little anti-room, with a lamp in his hand, as the prison clock struck ten.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The door was opened; and the deputy stood back, while the son of the Duke entered the vestibule of the prison.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He lived in a perpetual fear and danger of discovery; and discovery now was but another name, for poison—prison—death.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
That made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the prison to his prisoners?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
With a cold and fearless bearing, Longcluse had by this time entered the dreadful door of a prison.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRISON

  • big cage
  • big school
  • brig
  • calaboose
  • can
  • city hotel
  • cooler
  • coop
  • correctional institution
  • detention facility
  • house of correction
  • house of detention
  • icebox
  • jail
  • joint
  • penitentiary
  • prison
  • slammer
  • tank
  • up the river
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.