Noun(1) a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
(1) The gang took the manager to his branch while holding the rest of his family hostage .(2) they were held hostage by armed rebels(3) There's no point in giving hostages to fortune , is there?(4) Seventeen hostages remain in the jungle where they have been held captive for two and a half months.(5) They might pass something that proves an electoral liability or makes a minister a hostage to fortune .(6) Scores of hostages from two dozen countries have been seized in the last four months.(7) Statues, like wives and children, are hostages to fortune ; they inspire superstitious dread while their originals are in power, and an equally superstitious hatred when they lose the aura of power.(8) They had become hostages at sea, where captives are more discreetly disposed of than anywhere else.(9) One of the four Italian hostages who worked for a security company was killed.(10) Finally the vehicle was abandoned and the hostages were made to walk on foot.(11) Nobody who has been an MP for 12 years and a front-bencher for eight can be unaware of the risks involved in handing hostages to fortune .(12) The blasts also triggered chaos inside the building, which a number of hostages seized upon as their cue to escape.(13) In essence, the manifesto which evolved during the 1990s was a pragmatic statement of radical intent which went out of its way to remove the more obvious hostages to fortune which were never going to be implemented anyway.(14) Ten hostages have been released unharmed but five remain unaccounted for.(15) This brave statement may yet prove to be a hostage to fortune .(16) These are just early signs and it would be giving hostages to fortune to suggest that suddenly everything is back fully on track in terms of global growth.
(1) hostage :: gyselaar
1. captive ::
2. prisoner ::
3. inmate ::
4. detainee ::
6. victim ::
7. abductee ::
8. prey ::
9. human shield ::
10. pawn ::
11. instrument ::
Different Formshostage, hostages
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