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or thraldom

[thrawl-duh m] /ˈθrɔl dəm/
the state of being a thrall; bondage; slavery; servitude.
Origin of thralldom
1125-75; Middle English thraldom. See thrall, -dom Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I come not here to talk,' as one of old said, 'for you know too well the story of our thralldom.'

    Brother Against Brother John Roy Musick
  • The thralldom of natural living is, in contrast, set in a pace humiliating.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Only once did he emerge from the thralldom of the tale by his own will.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Not only must she be emancipated, but she must be emancipated from her present thralldom.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • The time is not far distant, let us hope and pray, when agriculture will cast off the thralldom of the ages and assert her own.

    The Stewardship of the Soil John Henry Worst
  • But to talk about an ideal to a man under the thralldom of sin is a cruel mockery.

    The Literature and History of New Testament Times J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
  • The Protestants, by this agency, are liberated from their thralldom, and conducted in triumph to the Elysium of the Catholics.

    Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
  • They come back convinced, that they have fortunately escaped from the thralldom of a debasing, cruel system.

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson
  • "There is no reason why one should deliberately hasten the day of one's thralldom," said Yolanda, softly.

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