Usage examples for thraldom

  1. And Seneca does not hesitate to counsel Lucilius to withdraw himself from the thraldom of office. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  2. It would startle many a devout reader out of his propriety to discover the small proportion of Old Testament scriptures in which eternity and its prospects are discussed, to reckon the passages, habitually applied to spiritual thraldom and emancipation, which were spoken at first of earthly tyranny and earthly deliverance, and to observe, even in the pious aspirations of the Psalms, how much of the gratitude and joy of the righteous comes from the sense that he is made wiser than the ancient, and need not fear though a host rose up against him, and can break a bow of steel, and has a table prepared for him, and an overflowing cup. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  3. Until some distinguishing exploit of this nature, a young knight was not said to have won his spurs; and, upon some occasions, he was obliged to bear, as a mark of thraldom, a chain upon his arm, which was removed, with great ceremony, when his merit became conspicuous. – Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) by Walter Scott
  4. I have seen men, in whose company I felt nothing but a thraldom, which it was a duty to my own self- respect to cast off as soon as possible; a feeling of utter incompatibility, with whose nature mine could never assimilate. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  5. Strange, that a man should risk his life with such indifference, rather than remedy an evil, and yet be under such thraldom to a woman! – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  6. By acting as I would desire, you will deserve the warmest gratitude from all you benefit, and the King himself will in time learn to thank you for having rescued him from the thraldom of the tyrant who now holds him in such abject subjection. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. I would not free it from its thraldom, if I could. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  8. Genesmere was at ease in his thraldom to the demon with whom he had wrestled through the dark hours. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  9. Although I have not confessed to my thraldom, her woman's wit, I feel sure, has penetrated to the heart of my mystery. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  10. The good woman caught her breath here, for something like an electric shock flashed through the hands she clasped, and Ruth made a struggle to free herself from the thraldom of kindness that was torturing her. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  11. " It's green apples that has done it," said nurse, shaking her head solemnly, and looking as if she thought Penelope ought certainly to return to her nursery thraldom. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  12. She turned from me, ostensibly to arrange her scattered papers on the little davenport, and, relieved of the thraldom of those lovely eyes, I endeavoured to collect my scattered thoughts. – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  13. He made one last heroic effort to break his chain of thraldom. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  14. Or had nocturnal loves misguided her, in thraldom to a paramour's embrace? – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar
  15. No wonder such a one is impatient of the inactivity of the governed masses, and is in a constant state of surprise that the fraud and violence of a few should always prevail over the rights and merits of the many- when they themselves might end their thraldom by a blow, and put their oppressors to rest- by a bare bodkin! – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  16. If the inconstant people, made cowardly by long thraldom, do but waver in the crisis, I am swept away! – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. In theory she disapproved of conventional mourning, and approved of fulfilling the wishes of the dead; in reality she was still under the thraldom of public opinion, and the prospect of walking down the High Street with a mourner in colours assumed the dimensions of a dread. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  18. No, it would be tyranny in Mr. Graham to insist on my remaining with them, and I am glad I have resolved to break away from such thraldom. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  19. They were given to understand that those who wished well to their country were now expected to show some sign of gratitude for what the blessed revolution had done for them- that those who desired to stand well with the Republic should rejoice openly at their deliverance from thraldom. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  20. For a long time, said he, the national assembly has been accustomed to discuss and decree at the same time, because it has long been delivered from the thraldom of faction. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet