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01. Human rights activists in that country are routinely [imprisoned] by the government.
02. The father of a young Australian man [imprisoned] in Thailand has pleaded with the Ambassador to work on his son's behalf.
03. The human rights organization Amnesty International works on behalf of people who are [imprisoned] for their political or religious beliefs.
04. He was [imprisoned] and accused of betraying his country after telling the international press of his country's secret nuclear weapons program.
05. Within the clock tower of Big Ben, there are jail cells where members of Parliament can be [imprisoned].
06. In September 1992, the President of Tajikistan was [imprisoned], and Islamic groups took over control of the government for a short period.
07. A large number of university students were [imprisoned] after demonstrating against government corruption.
08. Many intellectuals in the former U.S.S.R. were [imprisoned] or persecuted for expressing viewpoints critical of the government.
09. Galileo was [imprisoned] for ten years because of his theories regarding the universe.
10. The rich socialite was [imprisoned] for poisoning her husband to get his fortune.
11. In 1542, Catherine, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, was [imprisoned] in Hampton Court and later beheaded.
12. Many Chilean immigrants to this country are people who were [imprisoned] or intimidated during the Pinochet regime.
13. A number of people who were [imprisoned] and called enemies of the state by the communist regime have now been rehabilitated, and are being treated as heroes by the new democratic government.
14. A human rights group expressed concern that political refugees who are sent back to their countries may face torture and [imprisonment] in their native country.
15. Joseph Stalin was a cruel, ruthless leader responsible for the [imprisonment] or death of millions of Russians.
16. The American press published a number of letters which had been written by [imprisoned] Chinese dissidents, and then smuggled out of the country.
17. In May 2000, China toughened its regulations against computer viruses, handing out fines, and up to five years' [imprisonment] for people who spread them.
18. Gandhi once said, "You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never [imprison] my mind."
19. Cyril Connolly once said that [imprisoned] in every fat man, a thin one is wildly signaling to be let out.
20. Someone once said, "Let your imagination release your [imprisoned] possibilities."
21. The young man was [imprisoned] in Thailand for ten years after being arrested for trying to smuggle illegal drugs out of the country.

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  • imprison — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. emprisoner (12c.), from em in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + prison (see PRISON (Cf. prison)). Related: Imprisoned; imprisoning …   Etymology dictionary

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  • imprison — UK [ɪmˈprɪz(ə)n] / US verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms imprison : present tense I/you/we/they imprison he/she/it imprisons present participle imprisoning past tense imprisoned past participle imprisoned 1) a) to put someone in a… …   English dictionary

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