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Quotes of imprison

  1. What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself- life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. – Willa Cather
  2. Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. – Winston Churchill
  3. Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us. – Emile M. Cioran
  4. If you strike at, imprison or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst! – James Connolly
  5. If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison and destroy. – Ralph Ellison
  6. The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. – Lyndon B. Johnson
  7. I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences. – Ella Maillart
  8. Every one with this writ may be a tyrant; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison or murder any one within the realm. – James Otis

Usage examples for imprison

  1. It could burn other books and imprison their printers. ” – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Bad advisers got about him when he grew up, and persuaded him to let them take good Hubert de Burgh and imprison him. ” – Young Folks' History of England by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. You wish to deny that it was you who urged me to imprison the Spanish prince? ” – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  4. It needs but one to make an outcry from an upper window, and, such is the state of tension in Frankfort at the present moment that the whole city will be about your ears instantly, thus bringing forth with the rest the comrades of those you seek to imprison – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  5. “ I sink in life's alarms When by myself I stand; Imprison me within Thy arms, And strong shall be my hand. ” – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  6. And match word of thine with word of truth in such a light that thine own words shall imprison thee in the stocks over Sunday. ” – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  7. Even the summer woodlands, with all their pomp and riot of exuberant green and gold, are anything but safe from this low sweet singing, and in the white arms of beauty, pressed desperately close as if to imprison the divine fugitive moment, the song seems to come nearest. ” – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  8. Let them imprison me as long as they like. ” – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  9. Now, Society doesn't like your Herr Schurz, objects to him, anathematises him, wants to imprison him. ” – Philistia by Grant Allen
  10. In a towering rage, he told his daughter what the wizards had said, and when she merely said, " How nice," he swore he would imprison her in his fortress in the sea. ” – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  11. Ay, and there were soberer accidents that might destroy him; if, for instance, the house should fall and imprison him beside the body of his victim, or the house next door should fly on fire, and the firemen invade him from all sides. ” – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  12. If I hadn't been so thoughtless- As if I could imprison that bright spirit of youth in a great dull cage of conventionality, and not expect it to bruise its wings by fluttering against the bars! ” – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  13. “ I propose that you shoot me straight off and imprison Nina for the remainder of her natural life. ” – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  14. Do you know that I have the power to imprison you? ” – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  15. Imprison me but in thine arms and I will count my very soul well lost for an hour of love with thee! ” – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  16. “ A good place to imprison a man, for instance. ” – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  17. Many of the sick and wounded were exchanged, and it was planned to imprison the rest of the British force on an island in the Sea of Marmora. ” – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  18. “ 511, which also contain the first Austrian orders to imprison Italian innovators, the beginning of Austria's later Italian policy. ” – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  19. Why did you imprison as calumniators those who published news from the provinces, which you now admit is true? ” – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  20. You reckoned on my robbing you, so that you might arrest and imprison me; and so it turned out. ” – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai

Rhymes for imprison

Idioms for imprison

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