Origin of confinement
Examples from the Web for confinement
Despite the confinement, those early years were often idyllic.An Author at Home in Lonely Landscapes
July 11, 2014
The Army court-martialed him, sentencing him to 30 days' confinement and a dishonorable discharge.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night
Nathan Bradley Bethea
June 2, 2014
The requirement for you to submit to confinement is reinforced by accepting the first bag of peanuts.The New Fear of Flying After MH370
March 31, 2014
After a period of confinement, Sitting Bull was assigned to the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota in 1883.Sitting Bull's Cinco De Mayo
May 6, 2013
The report says that the purpose of confinement to a mental hospital is often a means to rein in critics of the government.Chinese Government Institutionalizes People Against Their Will: Chinese Human-Rights Defenders
August 22, 2012
There was, in every room, an aged smell, grown faint with confinement.To be Read at Dusk
It is impossible to say when I shall be able to come to you; my confinement must be great.Lady Susan
All this I heard in my prison, and it served to reconcile me to the confinement.
We were well treated, however, suffering no other confinement than that of the ship.
The next day, at noon, Calderon visited Fonseca in his place of confinement.Calderon The Courtier
- the act of confining or the state of being confined
- the period from the onset of labour to the birth of a child
- physics another name for containment (def. 3)
Word Origin and History for confinement
1590s, from French confinement (16c.; the Old French word was confinacion), from confiner (see confine). As a euphemism for "childbed" it dates from 1774 (the Middle English expression was Our Lady's bands).
- The act of restricting or the state of being restricted in movement.