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[bond-sleyv] /ˈbɒndˌsleɪv/
a person held in bondage.
Origin of bondslave
First recorded in 1555-65; bond2 + slave Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He emptied Himself, "taking the form of a servant," or bondslave.

  • Every spark of Terran life has become victim and bondslave of the incredible mechanisms.

    The Demi-Urge Thomas Michael Disch
  • He who had chosen the broad, daylit, unencumbered paths of universal scepticism, found himself still the bondslave of honour.

    The Dynamiter Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Painting in Spain was not so much the handmaid, as the bondslave, of the Church.

  • "He was a bondslave of the centurion of the band of legionaries on the quinquereme," said Ben Ezra.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Ye weave gold into your tunics, he had not even the vilest garment of your bondslave.

  • Bow, bondslave, before the throne of your despot's glorious heels so glistening in their proud erectness.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Hitherto I have been driven with revolt to what I would not; I was a bondslave to poverty, driven and scourged.

    The Short-story William Patterson Atkinson
  • That her bondslave should have dared to dream of freedom was almost too preposterous for belief.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt

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