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  • nounperson who serves, often under duress
  • verbwork very hard

synonyms for slaves

  • captive
  • laborer
  • serf
  • servant
  • victim
  • worker
  • chattel
  • drudge
  • help
  • menial
  • peon
  • retainer
  • skivvy
  • thrall
  • toiler
  • vassal
  • workhorse
  • bondservant
  • subservient
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antonyms for slaves

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  • master
  • be lazy
  • idle
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How to use slaves in a sentence

Think of this, ye who talk, not always without reason, of "factory slaves" and the meagre rewards of labor in America.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
There is also one curate who has charge of the Indian natives of this city and the slaves and freedmen living within the city.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Although the number of slaves in the Brazils is very great, there is nowhere such a thing as a slave-market.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Whereupon Mr. Pitt, springing up, desired to know when they were made slaves.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
I do not at all overstate the fact, when I say, that 50,000 slaves are annually landed in Cuba.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Strange how men are taken with fine words and phrases, and what slaves they are to shibboleths!
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Ah, beloved brethren, all this is true; and still we say we will be slaves to none, nor let ourselves be duped by gentle words.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The Christians who were unable to escape were either massacred or carried off as slaves into the interior, with the loot.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
This was the first recorded selling of slaves in the area now called the United States.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
But numbers overpowered them, and being weakened by famine, their city was forced, and the inmates seized as slaves.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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