Origin of hostage
OTHER WORDS FROM hostagehos·tage·ship, noun
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How to use hostage in a sentence
Pelosi has insisted for months that state and local aid would be in any final bill, but as time is running out, Democrats appear unwilling to hold the rest of the package hostage over the demand.The next round of stimulus will likely lose support for state and local governments|Rachel Schallom|December 15, 2020|Fortune
Living in Rio is like “being a hostage to violence,” says Rafael César, who lives in the neighborhood of Cordovil, west of the city.The apps keeping Rio’s residents safe from stray bullets|Niall Firth|November 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In it, he argues that conversations—at least the really hard ones—are too important to entrust solely to traditional “professionals” like facilitators, mediators, psychologists, or hostage negotiators.
The threat to Democratic unity is as much from within as it is from outside, however, with slim margins potentially empowering rival blocs inside the Democratic ranks to band together and hold legislation hostage.‘We’re in the foxhole together’: House Democrats reckon with a diminished majority|Mike DeBonis|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
This August, the final captives held hostage by Somali pirates were finally released after an excruciatingly long captivity.
They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.
The camera passes to each hostage in turn to allow them to plead with the Lebanese government to let them live.
As a cafe in Sydney, Australia came under siege by a hostage-taking gunman on Monday, those nearby attempted to flee the area.
Two hostages are dead and 15 others free after an Islamic radical took them hostage before police killed him.
She was held as a hostage in Jamestown in an effort to restore peace between the Indians and the English.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
I am summoned hither, so I come, but it may be necessary to secure a hostage for my safe conduct outside the walls again.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The chiefs, in retiring from the conference, took with them Captain Trevor as a hostage.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Vehement the words of Wise, who imagined that the Yankees had seized one of his children as a hostage for himself.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
With such a town, and such a hostage, all Asiatic Siberia must necessarily fall into the hands of the invaders.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne