• WordNet 3.6
    • n kidnaper someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A judge in Louisville decided a jury went "a little bit too far" in recommending a sentence of 5,005 years for a man who was convicted of five robberies and a kidnapping. The judge reduced the sentence to 1,001 years.
    • n Kidnaper One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.
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  • Andy Warhol
    “Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.”


In literature:

Jules had been kidnapped and tampered with by the Catholics.
"Jacques Bonneval" by Anne Manning
Father was kidnapped Monday noon.
"The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border" by Gerald Breckenridge
But their complexion is as dark as that of their kidnapped forefathers.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
Four hundred boys and as many girls were once kidnapped and torn from their relations.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
That's why we decided to kidnap Ferrier.
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
Sometimes during that terrible ride Lablache found time to wonder what was the object of these people in thus kidnapping him.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
They lynched you if they didn't like you enough, and if they liked you too much they kidnapped you.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
You'd oughter been lookin' after them kidnapers three hours ago.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
I thought they only kidnapped kids.
"Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains" by Stella M. Francis
Whether this was kidnapping or not is for the reader to decide for himself.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Oh dear, I feel I've got to kidnap both you and Jimmy and run away with you to some safe place.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
The chance of her being kidnapped and sold into slavery filled me with terror.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
By the way, Elliot, have you guessed who that woman was who kidnapped Clemency?
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
From the day of the kidnapping adventure he was a sworn ally of Jeffreys.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
Their friend Tingane had been defeated, and his people killed, kidnapped, or forced to fly.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
And yet I would have been a kidnaper, I suppose.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Why condescend to kidnaping a woman and running away with her from the fight?
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
My God, there has been murder, kidnapping, rape, and theft done here, and you prattle of piccioni.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
We kidnapped you for your own good.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
I never lost my nerve yet till we kidnaped that two-legged skyrocket of a kid.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various

In poetry:

E'en the maid
With whom he frets me--with the hope of whom
He seemed to joy in paying me the service,
Which he would not allow me to do gratis -
This very maid is not his daughter--no,
She is a kidnapped Christian child.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Christie Marceau kidnapping details revealed.
Amanda Seyfried on Playing the Masochistic Kidnapping Victim in 'Gone' (Video).
Chattanooga city worker charged with kidnapping, rape.
Kidnapping Suspect Bears Sign of Militancy Elsewhere.
Fairbanks police say a gun misfire may have saved a Fairbanks woman from a man who had kidnapped her, sexually assaulted her and turned a gun on her at the Tanana River dike at the end of Peger Road early Thursday.
WTOK's statewide network partner, WLOX-TV, reported that a Mississippi oil worker was kidnapped off an oil rig on the Nigerian coast.
Police say two people were kidnapped from this Newport Beach home.
An investigation is under way into the alleged kidnapping of a Newport Beach couple.
Man threw Molotov cocktail , kidnapped woman.
Kidnapped boy to remain with foster family.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has reversed the 2002 rape and kidnapping conviction of former Long Beach Poly football standout Brian Banks.
Tourist Kidnappings Ravage Kenyan Resort Area.
Tourists kidnappings ravage Kenyan tourist area.
Alejandro Solalinde has become well known in Mexico after enduring death threats for publicly denouncing drug gangs and police who rob and kidnap Central American migrants crossing Mexico to reach the United States.
Critics of Israel's decision to exchange 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit predicted it would happen.

In science:

We can imagine dozens of different criminal purposes for which the primitive individuals could be kidnapped, tortured and even killed, including ab ject topics such as ‘high gastronomy’ and sadist games.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
The killers also kidnapped three girls during the same attack, authorities said, and one of the girls was found wounded on a nearby road.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
One of four people accused along with former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to testify against him in a case involving possible hijacking and kidnapping charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization