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Word: hostage

Definition: person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands

Sentences Containing 'hostage'

"The Hostage", by Brendan Behan (1970) Methuen Drama ISBN 0-413-31190-2
Additional time is awarded when Blue team successfully releases the hostage, but both teams stop respawning until the next match after releasing the hostage.
After defeating a giant robot that was holding Avalon hostage, they make their way to the Negativitron's core.
As a result, the villagers and their priest are taken hostage and hidden in the village's Roman Catholic church.
Before Kate and Francis can arrest Padgett, he takes a young staff member, Millie Tranter, hostage and threatens to throw her from the lighthouse.
Blue team wins if they successfully escort the hostage to the safe zone or by releasing the hostage and successfully kill every player in the Red team.
During their hostage ordeal, they start to have passion for each other.
Guddu arrives at Bhope's house at the same time as Tashi and his gang, with Charlie as their hostage.
Having learned of his staying there, a Federal raiding party was sent to capture him in order to hold him as a hostage for a Federal Officer.
He explained that setting the hostage free without receiving anything in return would have been a sign of weakness.
He held the majority of the student body and the staff hostage in the gym.
He later returned to Tehran to report on the Iran hostage crisis.
He released the hostage after being disgusted when he broke wind in front of him.
He sounds terrified, and Kinsey suspects he has been taken hostage.
He was returned to prison for planning another robbery and continued to be a difficult inmate, instigating numerous hostage situations.
Hostage drama also offered Finnish media an excellent propaganda tool which could be worked against Germans.
Hostage Rescue: Blue team has to rescue a specific hostage inside a specific time limit.
In 1979 he led Iran Hostage Crisis where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.
In April 1996 he was sent back to Belmarsh after taking a doctor hostage at Birmingham.
In January 1999, he took Phil Danielson, a civilian education worker, hostage.
In the first video for "Wisemen", he is kidnapped and taken hostage.
Jimmy was resistant at first until Peach Cullen stated that he has his mother hostage.
More formidable than ever, he's revealed to be holding Lonnie Machin hostage and to have commandeered the latter's identity as Anarky.
On December 17, 1996, Giampietri was taken hostage by the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) during the Japanese embassy hostage crisis.
One day King Nicander of Siphnos comes and demands hostage and tribute, he takes Anaxandra to be the playmate of his daughter Callisto.
One finally says that during the oil embargo and the Iranian hostage crisis, when the Europeans wavered, it was Israel that had stood by the United States.
Outnumbered, Otaru, along with Lorelei, are taken hostage with Marine as the ransom.
Patrick Lyon was hostage in England for King James I from 1424 until 9 November 1427 when he was exchanged for another hostage.
Red Team wins either by stopping Blue Team from rescuing the hostage or by killing every player in the Blue Team after releasing the hostage.
Sam escaped using her as leverage, and later held his younger sister hostage in the family home and tied her up.
She agrees to meet but he holds her hostage.
Stitch drags Simon along as a hostage to confront Jayne.
Taken hostage in Iraq a month prior, Osthoff was released the week of Hammadi's parole.
The assailants took 300 people hostage, including the 24 justices and 20 other judges.
The four escape and take Emma as a hostage.
The group was involved in hijacking aircraft, kidnapping, and hostage-taking, often targeting international corporations in Honduras.
The hijacker descended the stairs with flight attendant Kaye Goreham as hostage.
The hostage crisis resulted in more fighting between the RUF and the government as UN troops launched Operation Khukri to end the siege.
The hostage is located in the middle of the map and Blue team must first release the hostage (being tied up to a wall) and bring her/him to the safe zone.
The Hostage was also played at the Four Courts, Dublin, and at The Embankment, Tallaght, Co.
The ship carried no passengers at the time of its capture, but all 30 crewmembers were taken hostage.
The two of them kidnapped Namor's kinsman Namorita to use as a hostage against Namor.
They kept Melody Bell and Joe Fenton hostage as bait to lure Daniel into repaying them.
They meet at a casino in Macau, where they both suffer heavy losses and are held hostage by loan sharks.
To ensure his intentions, Yoshinaka also sent his son, Yoshitaka, to Kamakura as a hostage.
Wade later corners Greenlee and holds her hostage for $1,000,000 in ransom.
When Batman arrives and interrupts the theft, Jack takes Lorna as a hostage.
When he refuses to leave with her willingly, Margaret shoots both of his knees, kidnaps him, and holds him hostage in a cabin.
While looking for Suì Fēng during the second invasion, he finds Omaeda and takes his younger sister as a hostage to force the lieutenant to give him his captain's whereabouts.
With one hostage already shot, Thirteen wagers her own already diminished health as she simultaneously receives the experimental treatments the hostage-taker patient is receiving as he wants to make sure they are not sedatives.
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