a person who is captured and held by an enemy during war, especially a member of the armed forces. Abbreviation: POW
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How to use prisoner of war in a sentence
He treated the wounded soldier and the prisoner-of-war with kindness.
Imagine his astonishment on learning that he was then addressing the very man whom he had hoped to meet as a prisoner-of-war.
I was at last acquitted, and could return to my lonely chamber not as a criminal, but as a prisoner-of-war!
In my opinion no prisoner-of-war has ever escaped without more than a fair share of luck, and no one ever will.The Escaping Club | A. J. Evans
Armed with this document the colonel was no longer a poor prisoner-of-war.The Escaping Club | A. J. Evans
British Dictionary definitions for prisoner of war
a person, esp a serviceman, captured by an enemy in time of war: Abbreviation: POW
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