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noun as in slavery

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It brought disease, servitude and so many things that weren’t good for Wampanoags and other Indigenous cultures.

Single women’s wage-earning was curtailed by a regime of compulsory servitude.

The hours are long and there’s a rank smell of indentured servitude.

This amendment prohibited denying a person to vote based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

These women are exploited for several purposes, including labor, forced-marriage, and domestic servitude.

If the indentured-servitude thesis is correct, it should be a pretty low number, right?

Trapped in the cycle of permanent emergency and perpetual action, he wrote, “servitude has no rest, agitation no pleasure.”

But the rush to replace words with images may be preparing us for servitude.

The white Hempstead, for instance, worked his way out of indentured servitude, the next step up from slavery.

“I tried to kill myself twice,” says Atia, now 14 and still living in servitude.

But by the pleasure led,Of that sweet likeness, that allured me so,A long and heavy servitude to bear.

They require, and in many instances they merit, all that can be done to alleviate a situation of servitude.

The seigneurs imposed servitude, the friars preached resignation, and the people of Gaul became cowardly, selfish and cruel.

On the other hand they were likely to prove intractable and ungovernable, and many preferred even suicide to servitude.

Indifferent was M. Louis, for whom it was the last day of servitude, a slave become emancipated, rich enough to enjoy his ransom.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to servitude, such as: bondage, enslavement, serfdom, subjugation, bonds, and chains.

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