His vision of what that looks like, though, is hostage to an obsolete Senate mythology of bipartisanship.
In November 1979, militants from the newly established Islamic Republic of Iran took scores of Americans hostage.
Having seized Ismael, Mohammad sent word to the shura that he would trade his hostage for Maulvi Habibullah.
The activist also claims that the hostage deal did free at least one jailed Taliban member.
Two hostages are dead and 15 others free after an Islamic radical took them hostage before police killed him.
If a hostage is accepted, he is treated like a prisoner of war, according to rank and condition, as circumstances may admit.
We might have kept the man as a hostage, and have made him useful.
His father is very fond of him, but Runjeet very often keeps the boy as a hostage when Shere Singh is employed at a distance.
But there is, and not so long till then; and we'll see who'll be glad to have a hostage when it comes to that.
He has, for this reason, resolved to detain you in it, as a hostage for them.
late 13c., from Old French hostage "person given as security or hostage" (12c., Modern French ôtage), either from hoste "guest" (see host (n.1)) via notion of "a lodger held by a landlord as security," or from Late Latin obsidanus "condition of being held as security," from obses "hostage," from ob- "before" + base of sedere "to sit" [OED]. Modern political/terrorism sense is from 1970.
a person delivered into the hands of another as a security for the performance of some promise, etc. (2 Kings 14:14; 2 Chr. 25:24).