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The Magic didn’t exactly net a king’s ransom when they traded away four veterans — Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Al-Farouq Aminu — in three deals Thursday, but their sell-off was a long time coming.
THE NBA’S TRADE DEADLINE HAS COME AND GONE. WHO WON AND WHO LOST?BEN GOLLIVERMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some do it for fun, while others seek to hijack systems, blackmail targets or win a lucrative ransom.
MASSIVE CAMERA HACK EXPOSES THE GROWING REACH AND INTIMACY OF AMERICAN SURVEILLANCEDREW HARWELLMARCH 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A better analogy for today’s algorithmically driven platform would be one of those ransom notes from the movies, where the kidnapper cuts out magazine letters to spell words.
DISINFORMATION IS AMONG THE GREATEST THREATS TO OUR DEMOCRACY. HERE ARE THREE KEY WAYS TO FIGHT ITDANIEL J. ROGERSMARCH 5, 2021TIME
A Gulf State had promised to pay a huge ransom—Padnos says he was told 11 million Euros—in exchange for the American, and Abu Maria planned to be there.
ISLAMIST TERRORISM IS NOT DONE WITH US, WARNS FORMER AL QAEDA HOSTAGE THEO PADNOSKARL VICKFEBRUARY 25, 2021TIME
The leaguewide quarterback movement began last month when the Detroit Lions agreed to trade Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for fellow quarterback Jared Goff and a king’s ransom of draft choices.
EAGLES AGREE TO TRADE QUARTERBACK CARSON WENTZ TO THE COLTS FOR A PAIR OF DRAFT PICKSMARK MASKEFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For ten years now had these been riding and raiding around the walls, pillaging and holding to ransom.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
The second were ruffians who forced their victims to pay ransom by holding their feet in fires.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The Abbot Guilbert offers three hundred silver sous for his ransom.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
He quickly pointed out Bezenecq the Rich as a townsman from whom it would be easy to extract a big ransom.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Have I not offered you three hundred gold sous for my ransom, Count of Plouernel?
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
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admonition

WORDS RELATED TO RANSOM

  • cast off
  • clear
  • cut loose
  • decontaminate
  • deliver
  • discharge
  • disembarrass
  • disencumber
  • disengage
  • disentangle
  • empty
  • excuse
  • exempt
  • extricate
  • put off
  • ransom
  • redeem
  • relieve
  • rescue
  • rid
  • unburden
  • undo
  • unlade
  • unload
  • unpack
  • unshackle
  • deliverance
  • delivery
  • disembarrassment
  • disentanglement
  • emancipation
  • exploit
  • extrication
  • feat
  • heroics
  • heroism
  • liberation
  • performance
  • ransom
  • reclamation
  • recovering
  • recovery
  • redemption
  • release
  • relief
  • salvage
  • salvation
  • saving
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