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Word: thrall

Definition: slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall


Sentences Containing 'thrall'

According to "Laxdaela Saga", Hoskuld purchased a mute thrall-woman from a Rus' merchant on Brännö while on a trading expedition to Norway, and made her his concubine while away from his wife Jorunn Bjarnadottir.
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas and Chris "Tek" O'Ryan handled audio engineering of "Run the World", with additional engineering from Andrew Wuepper, Pat Thrall, Chris Galland and Chris Soper and assistance from Dustin Capulong, Nick Banns and Steven Dennis.
Holding Mavra and Asam in thrall, the Gedemondans heal their wounds, then discuss the mission to repair the Well.
In more balanced reviews, Andy Battaglia of A.V. Music said that "Once perceptions and expectations settle out... the album proves arrestingly in thrall to its own twisted tongue", while Allmusic thought that "Medúlla" is "not an immediate album, but it is a fascinating one, especially for anyone interested in the world's oldest instrument being used in unexpected ways."
Though he was in the thrall of King's College's governors during much of his tenure, Cooper had novel plans for the fledgling institution.

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