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

  • So far his hostage blackmail has produced a result he certainly did not intend: a surge of patriotism that has made the American people more united than they have been on any issue .
  • The Munich hostage drama holds lessons 922002 Explosive Allegations Was the Kremlin involved in Russia's 1999 apartment bombings? 041902.
  • Asgharzadeh smiles at the thought of a hostage taker becoming a democrat, but he insists that is exactly what he is.
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  • Asif Ali Zardari in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington Post
    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."
  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    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...

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