CONFISCATE in a Sentence

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confiscate
 v.  officially take private property away from someone, usually by legal authority
Classic Sentence:
1  If I make a good cotton crop, they'll tax it till I'll get nothing for it or maybe confiscate it outright and say it's Confederate cotton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
2  For some time there had been an agitation in Washington to confiscate all "Rebel property" to pay the United States' war debt and this agitation had kept Scarlett in a state of anguished apprehension.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  She would not put the money in the bank, for it might fail or the Yankees might confiscate it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  She remembered all too vividly her struggles during those first days of Reconstruction, her fears that the soldiers and the Carpetbaggers would confiscate her money and her property.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
5  The latter do what they please, punish them, as seems good to them, and confiscate at their will those two sorry things which they entitle their industry and their liberty.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
6  In Washington the military governor, at the urgent appeal of the superintendent, opened confiscated estates to the cultivation of the fugitives, and there in the shadow of the dome gathered black farm villages.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
7  If the tenant worked hard and raised a large crop, his rent was raised the next year; if that year the crop failed, his corn was confiscated and his mule sold for debt.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
8  His property was confiscated; his child became an orphan and a beggar.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
9  He made no answer: being occupied mentally bewailing the loss of the flute, which had been confiscated for the use of the county: so Nancy passed on to the next cell, and knocked there.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
10  They had not been broken by the crash of empires, the machetes of revolting slaves, war, rebellion, proscription, confiscation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  The ever-present menace of lawless negroes and Yankee soldiers preyed on her mind, the danger of confiscation was constantly with her, even in her dreams, and she dreaded worse terrors to come.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
12  She had fought and schemed and nursed them through the dark times when Yankee confiscation loomed, when money was tight and smart men going to the wall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
13  But this poetry done into solemn prose meant either wholesale confiscation of private property in the South, or vast appropriations.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
14  Made a lot of money, Will said, swindling the niggers or the government, one or tuther, or confiscating folks' cotton and swearing it was Confederate government cotton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence:
1  If you are caught smuggling goods into the country, government will probably confiscate your goods.
2  There is concern that police use the law to confiscate assets from people who have committed minor offences.
3  Troops destroyed the capital and confiscated many works of art as war booty.
4  Miss Williams confiscated all our sweets.
5  A sixty-eight year old dealer had his warehouse raided this week and the police confiscated nearly a million and a quarter bangers, rockets and firecrackers.