• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dungeoner a gaoler
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  • Lucretius
    “Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses.”
  • Walter Winchell
    Walter Winchell
    “A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.”
  • John Milton
    “But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. donjon—Low L. domnion-em—L. dominus, a lord.


In literature:

The dungeon at Brest was fresh and sweet compared to it.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
Fiercely he summoned his guards, and bade them seize the spy and cast him into the dungeon.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
So he ordered the two villains to get ready their instruments, and follow him to the dungeon.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
Take the maid to the dungeon.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The criminals were lodged in seven close dungeons 6.5 feet by 5 feet 9 inches.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
Buchanan, in the dungeon of a monastery in Portugal, composed his excellent Paraphrases of the Psalms of David.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Did you ever see the dungeon?
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
Through the pit and the dungeon Joseph came to a throne.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
All the racks and dungeons of Rome, with their tormentors, could not terrify him.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
The mouth of the dungeon had completely caved in!
"The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service" by James R. Driscoll
And in his dungeons are many poor knights, and my dear father, Sir Darrel.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
Multitudes they imprisoned in the most noisome dungeons, where they practised all sorts of torments in secret.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
It is nothing but old walls, and arches, and dark dungeons, all tumbling down.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
At length they reached the wall that barred her dungeon, and the Wizard struck upon it as he had the other.
"The Shadow Witch" by Gertrude Crownfield
Then he saw a trap door in the floor, which led down to a kind of dark dungeon.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
The porch is called the dungeon.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
There was a man there, waiting to receive them in charge, and show them into the dungeons.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
A pit led down to this subterranean dungeon, entering it by one side.
"Romulus, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
I procured your liberation from that dungeon merely because it was on my account you were placed there.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
A creek flowed near the dungeon in which the famous tenor was incarcerated.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris

In poetry:

Thou art in the great theatres,
Thou art on the ball room floor;
Thou art in the gambler's dungeon,
Thou dost all men's sorrows know.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
When she beholds the sunny skies,
And feels the wind of heaven blow;
Has she no tear for him that lies
In dungeon gloom, so far below?
"Lines inscribed on the wall of a dungeon in the southern p of i" by Anne Bronte
If still the sunne should hide his face,
Thy house would but a dungeon prove,
Thy works Night's captives; O let grace
Drop from above!
"Grace" by George Herbert
Ghosts, at your Poet's word ye dare
To break Death's dungeons through,
And frisk, as in that golden air,
When these Old Plays were new!
"Ballade Of Old Plays" by Andrew Lang
Could I have lingered but an hour
It well had paid a week of toil,
But truth has banished fancy's power;
I hear my dungeon bars recoil--
"Holyday" by Emily Jane Bronte
Far over the Misty Mountains grim,
To dungeons deep and caverns dim,
We must away, ere break of day,
To win our harps and gold from him!
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien

In news:

We were preparing a package of articles about the father of Dungeons & Dragons and the upcoming revised edition of the game he created when we received the sad news of his death.
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (PG-13).
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Into the Budget Dungeon .
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For its current offering, Conversations with an Executioner , we are removed to a dingy dungeon in post-World War II Warsaw.
Puzzles and dungeons are fun and a good challenge.
Two short pours of beer get you a free plate of tapas at El Tigre, a dark, dungeon-like bar crammed into the heart of Madrid.
West Holmes started strong and finished strong in posting a 62-52 triumph over Lexington in an Ohio Cardinal Conference clash Saturday in the Dungeon.
Merlin hands The Dungeons relaunch activity to Inferno .
Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart poses in front of a poster of the game Dungeon Siege III that his company worked on.
Central Christian turned to its stopper to stem the momentum and pull out a five-set win over West Holmes in a non-conference battle in the Dungeon.
This second developers' diary for Paradox Interactive's PC game 'Dungeonland' explains Dungeon Master mode .