prisoner


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prisoner

noun captive, confined individual, convict, criminal, detainee, felon, hostage, incarcerated person, innividual held in custody, individual jailed, inmate, internee, jailed person, person under arrest
See also: captive, convict, hostage, inmate
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"What day was it when you searched the prisoner's room?"
Obviously, the prisoner would not be likely to go to that drawer?"
"Indeed I have forgotten Heaven," murmured the prisoner, with emotion; "but why do you mention it?
"Say rather, at the end of everything," answered the prisoner, firmly.
There's your receipt, Soldier; and now I'm responsible for the prisoner. I'm glad of it, for this is the first time I've ever had anything to do, in my official capacity," remarked the jailer, in a pleased tone.
"Very well; amuse yourself while I'm gone; I won't be long," and then she went out by a door and left the prisoner alone.
“Witness,” said Judge Temple, “answer the question directly; did or did not the prisoner forbid your entering his hut?”
I shall leave you to judge, gentlemen, from the testimony, how far the witness in this prosecution can be so considered, feeling less reluctance to submit the case thus informally to your decision, because there is yet another indictment to be tried, which involves heavier charges against the unfortunate prisoner.”
She had drawn close to him, in her dread of the scene, and in her pity for the prisoner. Her forehead had been strikingly expressive of an engrossing terror and compassion that saw nothing but the peril of the accused.
It seemed to the prisoner that he could distinguish a feminine form on the beach, for it was there Mercedes dwelt.
"Why, blame it all, it ain't the PRISONER'S plates."
Meanwhile the prince took De Guiche aside and asked him how the prisoner had been taken and who this young man was.