hostage hostage  /ˈhɑ stɪdʒ/


  • (n) a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms


  1. Asgharzadeh smiles at the thought of a hostage taker becoming a democrat, but he insists that is exactly what he is.
  2. French and US forces stage two dramatic hostage rescues.
  3. Natalia Zakharov gives a last kiss to her son Pavel, 23, as his father Georgi looks on during funerals for victims of the Moscow hostage crisis.


  1. Hostage situation ends safely in Hamilton County

    The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department says it safely ended a hostage situation Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

  2. Woodbury hotel hostage taker pleads guilty; victims' mothers praise detectives

    After the man who held their teenage daughters hostage and raped them at gunpoint pleaded guilty, two mothers hugged investigators and sobbed outside a Washington County courtroom Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  3. Hostage situation over, man detained

    A nearly three hour hostage situation on Fort Wayne's south side is over and a man has been arrrested for having a handgun without a license.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WANE-TV Fort Wayne

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  1. "Such a tragic incident must bring opportunity rather then the defeat of a nation," President Asif Ali Zardari said in an interview with Arj television. "We don't think the world's great nations and countries can be held hostage by non-state...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. And Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "We are bringing to bear a number of our assets, including naval and FBI, in order to resolve the hostage situation and bring the pirates to justice."
    on Apr 10, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  3. "I will make the case for a clean-energy future wherever I can, and I will work with anyone from either party to get this done. But we will get this done," Obama said. "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the...
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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