imprisoned imprisoned  /ɪm ˈprɪ zənd/


  • (adj) being in captivity



  1. His incestuous abuse led to the birth of seven children, three of whom he kept imprisoned underground with their mother.
  2. Josef Fritzl, who raped his daughter and imprisoned her and their children was, he says,.
  3. Even as a young parish priest, Mindszenty was no stranger to jails: he was imprisoned for his outspoken opposition to the short-lived Communist takeover of Bela Kun in 1919.


  1. Egypt seen to give nod toward jihadis on Syria

    CAIRO (AP) — Under Hosni Mubarak's rule, Egypt's authorities took a tough line on Egyptians coming home after waging "jihad" in places like Afghanistan, Chechnya or the Balkans, fearing they would bring back extremist ideology, combat experience and a thirst for regime change. In most cases, they were imprisoned and tortured.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Stunning court filing claims 'shakedown' by Swallow, Shurtleff

    Attorneys for imprisoned swindler Marc Sessions Jenson filed court documents Saturday claiming he is a victim of a...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. Imprisoned swindler claims "shake-down" by Swallow, Shurtleff

    Attorneys for imprisoned swindler Marc Sessions Jenson filed documents Saturday afternoon claiming he is a victim of a "shake-down" by embattled Attorney General John Swallow and his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City


  1. "I wish to convey my best wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi, the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate, on the occasion of her 65th birthday on June 19," Obama said in his message. "I once again call on the Burmese government to release Aung...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "It is absolutely wrong to release someone who has been imprisoned based on the evidence about his involvement in such a horrendous crime," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters.
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters

  3. Mr Brown said yesterday: "The wall that imprisoned half a city, half a country, half a continent, half a world for nearly a third of a century was swept away by the greatest force of all - the unbreakable spirit of men and women who dared to dream...
    on Nov 9, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: The Sun

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /