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  • Info A hostage is a person or entity which is held by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive measure against war.
  • He takes him hostage and forces him to let his people go.
  • They usually released their hostages far from home, sometimes with money to help them return home.
  • Players can also find hostages and free them throughout the game for extra points.
  • Two hostages from the former group were killed and the rest were released.
  • The army told the hostages that any of them who tried to run away would be shot.
  • Why should you send a hostage just because you've received a threat?
  • Another fifty three men, women and children were captured and held as hostages.
  • The main character is held hostage in it for a whole day.
  • One of the hostages was released when he developed heart trouble.
  • The hostages are returned, reduced to an animal like state with little memory of their former lives.
  • They claimed to have killed five hostages, including the plane's first officer.
  • He then forced his way into the newsroom and took seven more hostages.
  • He released the hostage after being disgusted when he broke wind in front of him.
  • Russian state-controlled television only reported official information about the number of hostages during the course of the crisis.
  • Of the hostages who died, all but one or two died from the effects of the agent.
  • He then took two hostages, whom he later killed.
  • Another case where hostages have been taken in modern warfare has been the subject of much discussion.
  • He then engaged police officers in a shootout before holding two people hostage for about three hours.
  • The warning was clear: more would follow unless the remaining hostages were released immediately.
  • Hoffman also took some of their leading men or family members hostage.
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Meaning of hostage

  • noun A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms