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synonyms for prisoners

  • captive
  • convict
  • detainee
  • hostage
  • con
  • culprit
  • internee
  • jailbird
  • lag
  • lifer
  • loser
  • tough
  • yardbird
  • chain gang member
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Then follows an account of the life of the Jesuit prisoners, in Virginia and England.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
He has secured the release of certain Spanish prisoners, and is building two ships.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The result was that some 40 rebels were killed, others taken prisoners, and the remainder escaped into the planted fields.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The trophies of the victory were six men of war and all of their East India ships, and between four and five thousand prisoners.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
British stated their loss at 103, killed, wounded and missing, and that they had taken 495 American prisoners.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
We have made several hundreds prisoners, and have killed a multitude of the enemy.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
So precipitously had the guerrillas fled that except the severely wounded, few prisoners were taken.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Orangeburgh surrendered to the American Gen. Sumpter; prisoners taken, 82.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
That made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the prison to his prisoners?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But he does the very opposite if it is a matter not to his taste, even though the prisoners be guiltless.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
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