Usage examples for incarceration

  1. Perhaps, lulled into a false security by the incarceration of the two men, we unconsciously relaxed our vigilance. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. She had nearly fainted; but another hour of this poisonous incarceration and she would never recover. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  6. 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
  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. As proof of this, I will here insert two letters I wrote him several weeks after my incarceration. – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  9. 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
  10. He had hardly thought of Mr. Bonteen before, during these weeks of his own incarceration. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  11. The buzzing ceases, and our bee is now finding sweet solace for his incarceration in the copious nectar which he finds secreted among the fringy hairs in the upper narrowed portion of the flower, as shown at Fig. – My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. All I want to do is to put my young readers in a position to understand how it was that our hero fell away into beliefs and notions, at which Mrs. Grundy and all decent people could only lift up eyes and hands in pious and respectable horror, and became, soon after the incarceration of his friend for night poaching, little better than a physical force Chartist at the age of twenty- one. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  15. In the scale of academical punishments, first stands reproof, then pecuniary fine, then incarceration. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Is my nephew, then, released from his incarceration? – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. 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