verb (used without object), slaved, slav·ing.
verb (used with object), slaved, slav·ing.
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Origin of slave
OTHER WORDS FROM slaveslaveless, adjectiveslavelike, adjectivepro·slave, adjectivesem·i·slave, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for slave
While the finds from the genetic study are largely supported by established narratives and historic records of the transatlantic slave trade, there were also inconsistencies.Why so many African Americans have Nigerian ancestry|Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu|August 10, 2020|Quartz
Lawmakers, in fact, passed the Fugitive Slave Act two years after statehood, creating a legal mechanism for the return of slaves to their owners.Sacramento Report: Reparations Bill Marches Forward|Sara Libby and Jesse Marx|July 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
For the first half of the 19th century, the Senate was a bulwark for the South, with an equal balance of slave and free states despite the growing Northern population advantage.The Senate Has Always Favored Smaller States. It Just Didn’t Help Republicans Until Now.|Lee Drutman (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 29, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The Republican Party was the party of Lincoln, the emancipated slaves.Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)|Stephen J. Dubner|July 16, 2020|Freakonomics
According to various estimates, almost 17,000 people among the peak 50,000 population were slaves – who not only worked in households but also in the harbor and storage facilities.Ostia Antica: Reconstruction and History of The Harbor City of Ancient Rome|Dattatreya Mandal|April 14, 2020|Realm of History
After the last magnet was retrieved, she assumed slave posture and waited for Couple to unclasp the clamps.
She reassumed slave posture while Couple grabbed two magnetized clamps and a collection of circular magnets from a nearby shelf.
After tightening her collar, Stella assumed slave posture: on her knees, legs slightly spread, palm resting face-up on her thighs.
Now that Collette had left La Domaine, who was she a slave to, Collette or R?
He said, too, that after being accepted as a slave to Mistress Couple, he has made massive strides psychologically.
Gallinas, the noted slave factory on the west of Africa, purchased by the Liberian republic.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
If he is indifferent to my happiness, and unjust to the woman I love, I will no longer work like a slave for him.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Although the number of slaves in the Brazils is very great, there is nowhere such a thing as a slave-market.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
In Brazil, the slave-trade exists in full force; in Cuba, it is unmitigated in its extent and horrors.
In 1813, some disputes arose between the court of Rio and England on account of the slave trade.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
British Dictionary definitions for slave
- a device that is controlled by or that duplicates the action of another similar device (the master device)
- (as modifier)slave cylinder