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confinement
 n.  state of being confined; restraint within limits; any restraint of liberty by force
Classic Sentence: (160 in 11 pages)
1  This left Jo to her own devices, for Mrs. March had taken her place as nurse, and bade her rest, exercise, and amuse herself after her long confinement.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
2  She was tired of care and confinement, longed for change, and thoughts of her father blended temptingly with the novel charms of camps and hospitals, liberty and fun.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
3  Not all the time, too much confinement makes you nervous, and then you are unfitted for everything.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
4  As it was certain, however, that somebody was coming, Bingley instantly prevailed on Miss Bennet to avoid the confinement of such an intrusion, and walk away with him into the shrubbery.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
5  We knew she was really better, and, therefore, decided that long confinement to a single place produced much of this despondency, and it might be partially removed by a change of scene.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
6  My little mistress behaved like an angel in coming to wait on me, and cheer my solitude; the confinement brought me exceedingly low.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
7  The emperor of Lilliput, attended by several of the nobility, comes to see the author in his confinement.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
8  But first they resolved to sell the goods the ship, and then go to Madagascar for recruits, several among them having died since my confinement.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
9  He had learned from a young licentiate in law, an habitual frequenter of the courts, that Thenardier was in close confinement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
10  The magistrate had thought it advisable not to put one of these men of the band of Patron Minette in close confinement, in the hope that he would chatter.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—EMBRYONIC FORMATION OF CRIMES IN THE INCUBATIO...
11  It was in consequence of this plaintive air that the magistrate had released him, thinking him more useful in the Charlemagne yard than in close confinement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—EMBRYONIC FORMATION OF CRIMES IN THE INCUBATIO...
12  On this occasion, the postilion reached its address, although the person to whom it was addressed was, at that moment, in solitary confinement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—EMBRYONIC FORMATION OF CRIMES IN THE INCUBATIO...
13  An escape had been planned between Babet, Brujon, Guelemer, and Thenardier, although Thenardier was in close confinement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
14  The host had reckoned upon eleven days of confinement at a crown a day, but he had reckoned without his guest.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
15  He had only been back an hour or two; he had accompanied his wife to the place of her confinement, or else at least to the first relay.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 25 PORTHOS
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  After the verdict, his lawyers claimed he had a mental stress caused by confinement, and called for the court to suspend the appeals trial until improved.
2  The animals are kept in close confinement.
3  It took him some effort to leave the comfy confines of his armchair.
4  Obviously you will travel in a confining ship with humans.
5  The work will not be confined to the Glasgow area.
6  He is confined to bed by illness.
7  They confined the prisoner in a cell.
8  The soldiers concerned were confined to barracks.
9  The discussion will be confined largely to general principles.
10  We know that the illness is not confined to any one group in society.
11  The woman will be confined to a mental institution.
12  The risk of infection is confined to groups such as medical personnel.
13  Poverty and deprivation are by no means confined to the north of the country.
14  Demands for a separate Siberia are confined for now to the lunatic fringe.
15  Damage was confined to a small portion of the castle.