[ UK /ɪmpɹˈɪzən/ ]
[ US /ˌɪmˈpɹɪzən/ ]
  1. confine as if in a prison
    His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone
  2. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
    The suspects were imprisoned without trial
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How To Use imprison In A Sentence

  • Now comes the news that her shifty lawyer father has only 48 hours to raise a lot of money or face financial ruin and imprisonment.
  • Ms. Miller's imprisonment for civil contempt of court was less a perfect storm — to use one of the press 'hoarier clichés to characterize a grim convergence of unpleasant events — as it was a brownout, a distressing midsummer sign that a full power outage is on its way. The Great D.C. Plame-Out, Or: Novak, Lord of the Journo-Flies
  • The police had a good defence to the claims in false imprisonment and unlawful detention. Times, Sunday Times
  • Neither does it give them excuse for committing imprisonable crimes or for not making efforts to work to support themselves. Times, Sunday Times
  • Throughout the whole insurrection not asingle imprisoned Communist was shot.
  • If John Doe is sentenced to a term of imprisonment and later goes out of his mind, the state may continue to keep him in the penitentiary for the duration of his sentence.
  • These range from at least 10 years imprisonment to death sentences. Times, Sunday Times
  • She was sentenced to twenty years' imprisonment for poisoning and attempted murder.
  • They were found to have presided over miscarriages of justice that led to wrongful imprisonments.
  • Both were convicted of indecently assaulting one victim, two charges of kidnapping, one of attempted kidnapping and three of false imprisonment.
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