Waldman is not cynically suggesting that the Supreme Court is a slave to public opinion.
American Hustle and Gravity both lead with 10 Oscar nominations apiece followed closely by 12 Years A slave with 9.
When he returned, the slave had died and so had the young Native American, who no one knew was in the home.
One of the best films of the year, in my opinion, is 12 Years a slave.
In shock, he decided that only new colonies (preferably British) would stop the slave trade.
He was not going to be the slave of a thing which he had himself created.
Since the abolition of slavery the word "slave" has become a token.
"I would much rather have a friend than a slave," returned the other, smiling.
The slave marries his master's daughter and plays with the master.
Will you play any other slave than this page against fifty sestertia?'
late 13c., "person who is the chattel or property of another," from Old French esclave (13c.), from Medieval Latin Sclavus "slave" (source also of Italian schiavo, French esclave, Spanish esclavo), originally "Slav" (see Slav); so used in this secondary sense because of the many Slavs sold into slavery by conquering peoples.
This sense development arose in the consequence of the wars waged by Otto the Great and his successors against the Slavs, a great number of whom they took captive and sold into slavery. [Klein]Meaning "one who has lost the power of resistance to some habit or vice" is from 1550s. Applied to devices from 1904, especially those which are controlled by others (cf. slave jib in sailing, similarly of locomotives, flash bulbs, amplifiers). Slave-driver is attested from 1807; extended sense of "cruel or exacting task-master" is by 1854. Slate state in U.S. history is from 1812. Slave-trade is attested from 1734.
1550s, "to enslave," from slave (n.). The meaning "work like a slave" is first recorded 1719. Related: Slaved; slaving.
A job: You got a job, man. You got a slave (1930s+ Black)