HOSTAGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HOSTAGE
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 n.  prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
Classic Sentence:
1  She felt that willy-nilly she was being initiated into the assembly of housekeepers; with the baby for hostage, she would never escape; presently she would be drinking coffee and rocking and talking about diapers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
2  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  Highlight   In 63 THE DROP OF WATER
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  The release of the hostages could not be achieved without the use of force.
17  His release turned out to follow the pattern set by that of the other six hostages.
18  Britain is intensifying its efforts to secure the release of the hostages.
19  The terrorists will only release their hostages on certain conditions.
20  They are calling for the release of the hostages on humanitarian grounds.
21  The hostages wept for joy on their release.
22  He argued that the release of hostages should not occasion a change in policy.
23  The government should continue to use its influence for the release of all hostages.
24  The government is negotiating the release of the hostages.
25  They refused to release their hostages unless certain conditions were met.
26  They called for the immediate release of the hostages.
27  Negotiators are still working to secure the hostages' release.
28  The government has been working to secure the release of the hostages.
29  We successfully negotiated the release of the hostages.
30  Reports say that three police officers guarding an oil facility were killed but no hostages were taken.