imprisonment

Definitions

  • The princess imprisoned in the summer-house
    The princess imprisoned in the summer-house
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n imprisonment the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
    • n imprisonment putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
    • n imprisonment 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"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every queen named Jane has either been murdered, imprisoned, gone mad, died young, or been dethroned.
    • n imprisonment The act of imprisoning, or the state of being imprisoned: confinement in or as if in prison; any forcible restraint within bounds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mississippi was the first state to outlaw imprisonment of debtors.
    • n Imprisonment the act of imprisoning or state of being imprisoned: confinement or restraint
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Quotations

  • George F. Will
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    “Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes”
  • Norman Cousins
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    “Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis -- once that crisis can be recognized and understood.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, ache, penury and imprisonment can lay on nature is a paradise, to what we fear of death.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril%20Connolly
    “Imprisoned in every fat man, a thin one is wildly signaling to be let out.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”

Usage

In literature:

IMPRISONMENT OF THE SOLDIER'S WIFE.
"The Trials of the Soldier's Wife" by Alex St. Clair Abrams
He was sent back to Three Rivers, where D'Avaugour had him imprisoned.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
He was taken to Gloucester, and thence to Bristol Castle, in whose dungeons he was imprisoned.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The one was imprisoned in self, the other was freed, released.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
The true motive for his imprisonment remains still buried in obscure conjecture.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
He may punish me, imprison or torture me, it matters not.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
An order was issued that he should be imprisoned.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
His hopes are shattered when he is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
The penalty was a fine of fifty pounds, and six months' imprisonment.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
The next debate turned upon the manner in which the imprisoned lords should be set at liberty.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
The chapter in general were strongly in favour of Richard, and three other prebendaries were imprisoned.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
To this, banishment from Oxford was immediately added, and, in many cases, imprisonment.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
Shortly after this, it was his own turn to be imprisoned.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
What can you say of imprisonment for debt?
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Captured, and imprisoned by the Austrians, and not set free until 1797.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
They could arrest and imprison.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
She shook the rails of the balcony, as she might have shaken the bars of a cage in which she was imprisoned.
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
Only they had neglected to reveal to him why he had been imprisoned.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
An Irish journalist, Peter Finnerty, was condemned for libel and sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment in Lincoln jail.
"The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources" by Daniel J. MacDonald
Manacled and chained he was taken to el Morro and imprisoned.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 2" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
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In poetry:

I love the sunshine everywhere —
In wood, and field, and glen;
I love it in the busy haunts
Of town-imprison'd men.
"The Sunshine" by Mary Botham Howitt
Follow the Cross; the ark of Peace
Accompany your path:
To souls imprisoned bring release
From bondage and from wrath.
"Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass;" by James Montgomery
The lark confinèd in his cage,
And captive in his wing,
Though fluttering with imprisoned rage,
Forbeareth not to sing.
""The lark confinèd in his cage"" by Alfred Austin
Imprisoned beneath her wing
my heart longed for the light.
She buried her face on my shoulder
and a tear fell on my page.
"Alone" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
Ere the net is noticed by us,
Is a happier one imprison'd,
Whom we, one and all, together
Greet with envy and with blessings.
"The Magic Net" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Bribing all the breezy water
With rich warmth, the nymph to keep
In a self-imprison'd plaisance,
Tempting her from deep to deep.
"Daphne" by George Meredith

In news:

An American who has been imprisoned for nearly two years in Nicaragua will be freed Thursday, and all the charges he was convicted of will be vacated, according to members of his legal team and a judicial order they gave to CNN.
Florida today became the first state in the nation to begin deporting illegal immigrants imprisoned for nonviolent offenses while living in the United States.
A 20-year-old central Ohio man is seeking early release after being imprisoned for a fatal traffic crash that occurred after he concealed a stop sign with petroleum jelly and plastic wrap.
Omer Goldman is an Israeli student who has been imprisoned for refusing to serve in the Israeli military that she argues is offensive rather than defensive.
View full size The Associated Press Imprisoned women stand during a morning inspection at a women's prison in the town of Sarapul, central Russia.
In this photo taken Nov 30, 2011, imprisoned women wait to be escorted for work at a women's prison outside the city of Orel, central Russia.
After spending years imprisoned in the vaults, the long-lost 1969 debut from country outlaw David Allan Coe is about to be freed.
That's what people close to the sheriff told me shortly after Mirkarimi unexpectedly agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment.
Black August is a time to remember and recommit to freeing our political prisoner s who were targeted by COINTELPRO and similar schemes and have been imprisoned ever since – many for more than 30 years.
Bob Balaban, Brooke Shields, Stockard Channing and others depict the unjustly imprisoned.
Human rights champion imprisoned on bogus charges.
Scores of New Orleanians were unjustly imprisoned when the criminal justice system collapsed after Hurricane Katrina, but Abdulrahman Zeitoun's wrongful arrest was undoubtedly one of the most celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Tuesday that a record-number 232 journalists are imprisoned worldwide and that Turkey has the highest number with 49 journalists behind bars.
A Palm Coast man was charged with false imprisonment Sunday after an 11-year-old boy was taken from the basketball court s at Ralph Carter Park, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
Lamb of God?s Randy Blythe Still Imprisoned in Czech Republic.
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In science:

Proof. I give the proof in the “non partial future imprisoning - past distinguishing” case, the other case being analogous.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
Assume (M , g ) is non-partial future imprisoning.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
Figure 2: A partial future imprisoning spacetime which is past distinguishing.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
Remove Γ from the spacetime, then γ is still partially imprisoned in the new spacetime (M , g |M ) (see figure 2) but while (N , g ) was not past distinguishing, (M , g |M ) is in fact past distinguishing.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
The curve γ is partial ly future imprisoned in a compact set iff Ωf (γ ) 6=
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
The curve γ is total ly future imprisoned in a compact set C iff Ωf (γ ) 6=
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
In this case Ωf (γ ) is the intersection of al l the compact sets in which γ is total ly future imprisoned, moreover, Ωf (γ ) is connected.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
If γ is partially future imprisoned in the compact set C then for every n ∈ N there is tn ∈ R such that xn = γ (tn ) ∈ C and tn > n.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
Let V ∋ x be a neighborhood of compact closure, then γ is partially future imprisoned in the compact set C = V .
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
Assume γ is totally future imprisoned in a compact set C .
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
Thus γ is totally future imprisoned in a compact set iff Ωf (γ ) is non-empty and compact.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
Assume non-total past imprisonment holds, then the spacetime is causal.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
The properties of non-total imprisonment and non-partial imprisonment have been placed into the causal ladder.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
The placement of non-partial imprisonment has required the proof that non-partial imprisonment implies distinction (Prop. 2.6) and the production of an example which shows that the two levels do indeed differ (figure 2).
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
More interesting and rich has proved the study of total imprisonment.
Non-imprisonment conditions on spacetime
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