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Synonyms for hostages

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    hostage, hostage-taking, abductees, captives

How to pronounce hostages?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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How to use hostages in a sentence?

  1. Rudy Giuliani:

    There is a good chance that the three long-time hostages in North Korea will be released over the next several days, i pray that that happens.

  2. Nicholas Kay:

    I am grateful to see the longest-held hostages released from Somalia, and thank all those involved who made it happen.

  3. Major Filemon Tan:

    Our troops are pursuing the Abu Sayyaf who broke into small groups and withdrew to the interior of the island, this is part of our focused military operation to free foreign hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf.

  4. Defense Ash Carter:

    Next, in full coordination with the Government of Iraq, we're deploying a specialized expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and to put even more pressure on ISIL, these special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders.

  5. White House:

    The one thing that I do want to make clear, though, is, this review does not include a reconsideration about longstanding policy of the United States government that ransoms should not be paid to terrorist organizations that are holding hostages.


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