Usage examples for incarceration

  1. She had nearly fainted; but another hour of this poisonous incarceration and she would never recover. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  2. I soon perceived, however, that I was likely to gain nothing by my incarceration; on the contrary, I had become an object of personal dislike to the government since the termination of this affair, which it was probable I had never been before; their pride and vanity were humbled by the concessions which they had been obliged to make in order to avoid a rupture with England. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  3. He was going out of it all, as a man might do who discovers after years of weary incarceration that the walls of his cell are made of thin paper. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  4. Is my nephew, then, released from his incarceration? – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. Her animus against Sir Percival was due to the fact that she had discovered that he was the cause of her incarceration. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  6. She had fought like a fury and proved too much for the sheriff's posse when first arrested, and not until three days after her incarceration was the entire amount brought to light. – The Deserter by Charles King
  7. A ray of hope silvered the shrouding gloom; there was a possibility of escaping the stain of incarceration. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  8. From this point he could view the horrors of the lion's cage, so that during his incarceration he might contemplate what might happen to him if he continued, on liberation, to pursue his evil ways. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  9. One, the only one that was hen- tight, we used for the incarceration of confirmed " setters," and it thus gained the title of " Durance Vile." – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  10. The most affecting case mentioned was that of an old man, who, after a lengthy incarceration, was sentenced at ten o'clock one morning to be hung at four that afternoon. – Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot by William Gannaway Brownlow
  11. In the scale of academical punishments, first stands reproof, then pecuniary fine, then incarceration. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  12. He had hardly thought of Mr. Bonteen before, during these weeks of his own incarceration. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  13. According to him she would certainly be made to pay for the diamonds, and would be enabled to do so by saving her income during a long term of incarceration. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  14. A well- written article has appeared in the Times newspaper, contrasting the mild sentence inflicted upon these gentlemen, with that which has been inflicted upon me, of two years and six months' incarceration in this Bastile. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  15. His long incarceration, followed by sudden and great activity, probably brought down his robust constitution; and as the end of his course drew nigh, he was doubly diligent, for in 1688, before his death- day, which was in August, he published six important treatises, and had prepared fourteen or fifteen others for the press. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  16. There is no other place for the magistrate to send the boy, if his parents demand his incarceration, and the sheriff is not prepared to take him to the reform school immediately, and so he is tossed into the general rag- bag of offenders to take his chances. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt