verb (used with object)
- thrale, hester lynch,
- thrash about
Origin of thrall
Examples from the Web for thrall
They are an elusive bunch, in motion or in the thrall of another time.
The sheikh is ready to flee if the Lebanese security forces, considered to be in thrall to Hezbollah, make a move to arrest him.The Sheikh Who Wants to Put the Hurt on Hezbollah in Lebanon|Jamie Dettmer|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most natives speak Russian as their first language, and are more in thrall to Russian culture than Ukrainian.
Thrall is right to imply that the Olmert-Abbas principles were a only start and there is no guarantee that starting is succeeding.
What chance then is there for any change in a conclave in thrall to Benedict and John Paul?
Thou shalt soon have to own that I am no thrall, for I will not yield an inch to thee.The story of Burnt Njal|Anonymous
Yea I am the thrall of Sorrow; she hath stripped my raiment off And laid sore stripes upon me with many a bitter scoff.The House of the Wolfings|William Morris
Then the thrall rose, yawned, and dropped the bar over the door.The Path of the King|John Buchan
One of those strange, feminine silences of acute sympathy seemed to hold them for a while under its thrall.The Zeppelin's Passenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
My auditors were now in the thrall of Bottazzi's story, and the silence was eloquent.The Shadow World|Hamlin Garland
Word Origin for thrall
Old English þræl "bondman, serf, slave," from Old Norse þræll "slave, servant," probably from Proto-Germanic *thrakhilaz, literally "runner," from root *threh- "to run" (cf. Old High German dregil "servant," properly "runner;" Old English þrægan, Gothic þragjan "to run").