• WordNet 3.6
    • v enslave make a slave of; bring into servitude
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total number of African slaves sent to all parts of the world between 1500 and 1865 was estimated to be at least 12 million. When you consider that only one in ten made the trip alive, the number of Africans who were enslaved or killed in the 350 years of the slave trade had to be no less than 120 million people.
    • v. t Enslave To reduce to slavery; to make a slave of; to subject to a dominant influence. "The conquer'd, also, and enslaved by war,
      Shall, with their freedom lost, all virtue lose."
      "Pleasure admitted in undue degree Enslaves the will."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enslave To make a slave of; reduce to slavery or bondage; subject to the arbitrary will of a master: as, barbarous nations enslave their prisoners of war.
    • enslave Figuratively, to reduce to a condition analogous to slavery; deprive of moral liberty or power; subject to an enthralling influence: as, to be enslaved by drink or one's passions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enslave en-slāv′ to make a slave of: to subject to the influence of
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.”
  • Vernon Howard
    “We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.”
  • Leo Buscaglia
    “If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.”
  • Thomas Paine
    “We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.”
  • Karel Capek
    Karel Capek
    “Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough.”
  • R. D. Laing
    “Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.”


In literature:

The older population, expelled or enslaved by the conquering Moabites, went by the name of Emim.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
It need not be further laboured that in a state enslaved every mean thing flourishes.
"Principles of Freedom" by Terence J. MacSwiney
Misfortune cannot suppress it; enmity cannot alienate it; temptation cannot enslave it.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
Were the Jews a free people or an enslaved people?
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
It is colour, then; the lighter having the right to enslave the darker?
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
All attainment only strengthens it; and, instead of enslaving, it makes men ever more free.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
It practically aims to enslave not merely another race, but our own race.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862" by Various
Florence enslaves Pisa because she needs a way to the sea.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
All other races of mankind have enslaved the African.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
As I looked upon the home of the labourer, my thoughts were with my enslaved countrymen.
"Three Years in Europe" by William Wells Brown

In poetry:

“By beauty of the wood and wave,
And weary of an old man’s sway;
For it was sweeter to enslave
Than to obey.”
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
The pen, that was my humble slave,
Has now enslaved its master;
And fast as flows its Midas-wave,
My rebel tears flow faster.
"Pen And Shears" by Morris Rosenfeld
'Twas Thy great power that wrought
This bloodless victory;
That brought th' enslaver's pow'r to naught,
And made Thy people free!
"Hymn, On The Celebration Of The Freedom Of The West Indies" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
What is Truth? the tyrant said,
Whilst he enslav'd his fellow-man:
Now my will shall be obey'd,
For who my right will dare to scan?
"What Is Truth?" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
They who in folly or mere greed
Enslaved religion, markets, laws,
Borrow our language now and bid
Us to speak up in freedom’s cause.
"Where Are The War Poets ?" by Cecil Day Lewis
Mothers! You have power to save,
Down life's long stream you start the wave,
Mothers! keep not our minds enslaved.
Where are the boys?
"Where are the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Now, at weekend anti-racism classes, Fox helps other whites get in touch with the notion of white privilege -- the concept that whites still benefit in "invisible" ways in a country that once enslaved blacks and enshrined white supremacy.
"Inside the Bible ," Buchman said, "the cloud was defined as (following people that were) leaving and running away from a full army that had enslaved it.".
Newly discovered vessels by David Drake, an enslaved 19th-century potter in Edgefield, S.C. Keep emerging, either whole or in shards.
They charge the constitution will enslave Egyptians .
Originally from West Africa, they were brought to the new world and enslaved for generations.
The film is an "explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement," according to www. machinegun preacher.org.
A free man named Massavana… enslaved through deception… and determined to return to his home any way he can, seizes a notorious Dutch slave ship.
The couple was arrested in May 2011 after two nannies claimed they were enslaved and brought to the US from Indonesia.
If you were enslaved, would you run away, hoping that the rumors were true about the Underground Railroad escape route.
New website to trace origins of enslaved Africans.
When the drum was banned during slavery in the United States, it was seen as a weapon, a powerful instrument that could send messages to incite the Africans in bondage to rise up and revolt against their enslavers.
Under cover in the darkness Needlessly tortured Denied their freedom Enslaved for years Rich heritage Given no choices Ran away from masters Outruled by whites Used to pick cotton Negros risked their lives Driven apart from families.
The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic.
But the body grabs me, it slows me, it enslaves me.
This program tells the forgotten true story of an African prince who was enslaved in Mississippi for 40 years before finally achieving freedom and becoming one of the most famous men in America.

In science:

In the standard synchronization scenario, one of the chaotic subsystems enslaves the other and there is in an effective dimension reduction in phasespace.
Clustering and synchronization with positive Lyapunov exponents
Thus, parasite evolution is enslaved to the large-scale spatio-temporal structure of the system.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Hogeweg, Self-reinforcing spatial patterns enslave evolution in a host-parasitoid system, J.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
Qi − iγiω ] where ηq = 2 − (cos qx + cos qy ), which is mediated by both charge (c) and (enslaved) spin (s) fluctuations.
The Stripe-Phase Quantum-Critical-Point Scenario for High-Tc Superconductors
These relations are interesting, since if we imagine that τe is fixed (or takes it as the natural time unit), we see that at the injection level, the fluctuations level is enslaved by the characteristic time of the injection mechanism.
Power fluctuations in stochastic models of dissipative systems