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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurementnoun

    the state of being imprisoned

    "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

    Synonyms:
    internment, captivity, immurement, imprisonment, enslavement

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  1. incarcerationnoun

    Synonyms:
    IMPRISONMENT, confinement, commitment

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#10067detention
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#19967confinement
#27832captivity
#28482incarceration
#30950incarcerated
#45055internment
#63236enslavement
#73937committal
#97670jailing

How to use incarceration in a sentence?

  1. Judge Murphy:

    I agonized. I'm not ashamed that to say that I actually prayed over what is the appropriate sentence in this case because there was great pain. There was great harm. There were multiple crimes committed in the case, it seems to me that a sentence that involves incarceration or partial incarceration isn't appropriate, so I am going to sentence you to probation.

  2. Dunni Oduyemi:

    It seems to be a moment where people are making the connection between all the kinds of uprisings we're seeing right now — #BlackLivesMatter, mass incarceration, and university movements, we all recognize how much work has to be done in the future.

  3. Sara Gideon:

    It doesn't matter how white our state is -- it still exists. When we look at the incidences, for example, of the number of people of color who here in the state of Maine had a positive Covid infection rate and how outsized that was compared to the rest of the population. We see it in terms of access to education for people of color, access to health care, rates of poverty, rates of incarceration, and we do have to do something about it.

  4. Alvin Bragg:

    In addition to being the first Black district attorney, I think I'll probably be the first district attorney who's had police point a gun at him. I think I'll be the first district attorney who's had a homicide victim on his doorstop. I think I'll be the first district attorney in Manhattan whose had a semi-automatic weapon pointed at him. I think I'll be the first district attorney in Manhattan whose had a loved one reenter from incarceration and stay with him, and I'm going to govern from that perspective.

  5. Phil Robertson:

    Nothing that Amos Yee said or posted should ever have been considered criminal -- much less merit incarceration, the dismal state of Singapore's respect for free expression can be seen in the decision to impose the criminal justice system on outspoken 16-year-olds.


Translations for incarceration

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  • سجنArabic
  • zauzlení, vězněníCzech
  • EinkerkerungGerman
  • encarcelamiento, encarcelaciónSpanish
  • vangitseminen, kuroumaFinnish
  • incarcérationFrench
  • क़ैद कर देनाHindi
  • բանտարկությունArmenian
  • 投獄Japanese
  • ജയിലിലാക്കല്‍, ബന്ധനം, ജയില്‍ വാസംMalayalam
  • заключение, лишение свободыRussian
  • การกักขังThai

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