Other definitions for abduction (2 of 2)
a syllogism whose major premise is certain but whose minor premise is probable.
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How to use abduction in a sentence
Brown has only been charged with kidnapping and burglary in connection with Cash’s abduction while authorities wait for the results of forensic tests.Cash Gernon Kidnap Suspect Tried to Snatch Another Child in February: Cops Say | Justin Rohrlich | May 28, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Scientists will go back to those twilight fields, and bats — at least, the dimmer ones — will return to their caves with new tales of alien abduction and bizarre medical procedures.
On Thursday, Lady Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta, told the New York Post that the family is “devastated” by the abduction of the star’s beloved pets.Lady Gaga offers half a million dollars for her stolen French bulldogs after walker was ambushed | Paulina Villegas | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Contrary to claims by governments, Boko Haram and other militant groups are only expanding their influence — as demonstrated by the abduction of Nigerian school students in December.
On Tuesday, officials said they charged Roldan, 40, with abduction in Decker’s disappearance.Man arrested and charged in disappearance of his pregnant girlfriend in Virginia | Dana Hedgpeth | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Did he denounce the involvement of organized crime in the abduction and disappearance of 43 students in the nearby city of Iguala?
Now, their love story faces an even bigger threat—his abduction by the Nusra Front.
In the weeks immediately following the mass abduction, about 60 of the kidnapped girls escaped.
The Estonian statement implied the alleged abduction is an intentional slap in the face to the Americans.
The timing of the alleged abduction has triggered alarm throughout the region.
The story of an abduction of the day throws more light upon the state of society than any number of political disquisitions.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
Tharn was beginning to wonder what far-reaching effects this half-mad abduction would have on his future life.
She knew by this time that Jotan had nothing to do with her abduction; no hireling of his would dare handle her so roughly.
With closed eyes Adbor gasped out, in a few broken sentences, his story of death and abduction.
It remains to be explained how the hunters received timely notice of the abduction of Sarah.The Indian: On the Battle-Field and in the Wigwam | John Frost
British Dictionary definitions for abduction
the act of taking someone away by force or cunning; kidnapping
the action of certain muscles in pulling a leg, arm, etc away from the median axis of the body
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