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thralldom

or thraldom

[thrawl-duh m] /ˈθrɔl dəm/
noun
1.
the state of being a thrall; bondage; slavery; servitude.
Origin of thralldom
1125-1175
First recorded in 1125-75, thralldom is from the Middle English word thraldom. See thrall, -dom
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  • See the habits in falling to sleep which have children in their thralldom.

    The Children Alice Meynell
  • Only once did he emerge from the thralldom of the tale by his own will.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • The thralldom of natural living is, in contrast, set in a pace humiliating.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • I must sell myself into thralldom—my wife—my hapless bairns!

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
  • Was that the last protest she ever made against the thralldom of passion?

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • This poor, frail body—not one thought—Shall to your thralldom bow.

  • He was glad that he had given her freedom from her thralldom.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
  • Forthwith the thralldom was broken, we hope never again to be felt.

    Around The Tea-Table T. De Witt Talmage
  • If he knows the way, he has freedom; otherwise he is in thralldom.

    The Vitalized School

    Francis B. Pearson

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