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/ˈprɪz ə nər, ˈprɪz nər/
a person who is confined in
or kept in custody, especially as the result of legal process.
prisoner of war
a person or thing that is deprived of liberty or kept in restraint.
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The prison recidivism and aging
rates are killing our state.
Her students have no idea that she is a
of the graduate-school poverty trap.
was shut inside he or she would be pierced along the length of their body.
trails behind, his head bowed, bootlaces skipping along the ground.
Now this hypothetical liberty is universally allowed to belong to every one who is not a
and in chains.
But the state must take special care when executing a
In the race for a cure, unscrupulous researchers plan to run secret tests on a violent
No, terror suspects did not deserve full
One game in particular has proved especially informative in both disciplines: the
At the moment of his execution he is an unarmed
British Dictionary definitions for
a person deprived of liberty and kept in prison or some other form of custody as a punishment for a crime, while awaiting trial, or for some other reason
a person confined by any of various restraints
we are all prisoners of time
take no prisoners,
to be uncompromising and resolute in one's actions
take someone prisoner,
to capture and hold someone as a prisoner, esp as a prisoner of war
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