McGeever said he didn't remember much from after that, just that they demanded a ransom but wasn't sure if it was given.
But just imagine that Obama had “facilitated” a ransom to Haqqani, and yet Bergdahl had been killed during a rescue mission.
Captain Richard Phillips, who the pirates held for ransom, is played by Tom Hanks.
Armed pro-government and opposition groups have reportedly abducted children to hold for ransom or trade for prisoners of war.
No one knows who is kidnapping, who is asking for ransom, who is the target.
Then shall we see if this is a question of drowning or ransom.
ransom at long range will be about the size of it—cash or crash.
Such was Mr. Harper's decision after hearing all that Mr. ransom had to tell him of the present situation.
Nareda will pay it—and Nareda will collect the ransom from the American capitalists.
Orestes A. Brownson, able and indefatigable with his pen, recognized the idea of ransom.
c.1200, "sum paid for the release of a prisoner or captured man," from Old French ranson (Modern French rançon), earlier raenson "ransom, redemption," from Latin redemptionem (nominative redemptio) "a redeeming," from redimere (see redeem).
early 14c., from ransom (n.). Related: Ransomed; ransoming.
the price or payment made for our redemption, as when it is said that the Son of man "gave his life a ransom for many" (Matt. 20:28; comp. Acts 20:28; Rom. 3:23, 24; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Gal. 3:13; 4:4, 5: Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; 1 Tim. 2:6; Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19. In all these passages the same idea is expressed). This word is derived from the Fr. rancon; Lat. redemptio. The debt is represented not as cancelled but as fully paid. The slave or captive is not liberated by a mere gratuitous favour, but a ransom price has been paid, in consideration of which he is set free. The original owner receives back his alienated and lost possession because he has bought it back "with a price." This price or ransom (Gr. lutron) is always said to be Christ, his blood, his death. He secures our redemption by the payment of a ransom. (See REDEMPTION.)