HOSTAGE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of hostage
Definition:
n. prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
Example:
The surviving pirate accused of taking an American ship captain hostage is here, and we're getting our first look at him.
Sentence in Classic:
When their parents are sufficiently rich to pay a ransom, a messenger is sent to negotiate; the prisoner is hostage for the security of the messenger; should the ransom be refused, the prisoner is irrevocably lost.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Bonacieux away, and convey her to a place of safety, and there, if matters required, make her a hostage.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Poor Tamoszius was a man without any relatives, and with a wonderful talent besides, and he ought to have made money and prospered; but he had fallen in love, and so given hostages to fortune, and was doomed to be dragged down too.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context