Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person in a state of slavery; one whose person and liberty are subjected to the authority of a master; a slave; a bondman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person in a state of slavery; one whose person and liberty are subjected to the authority of a master.
“First, the term "bondslave" implies the acknowledgment of a fact.”
“bondslave" implies the assumption of an attitude.”
“Nikolaevna watches him and smiles at him, her bondslave, that smile he knows already, the smile of the proprietor, the slave-owner ....”
“His own work and those of his pupils and masters singly occupy his mind; he is the bondslave, the zealot of his school; he dreams of an advance in art like what there is in science; he thinks of past things as radically dead; he thinks a form can be outlived: a strange immersion in his own history; a strange forgetfulness of the history of the race!”
“But vicious demonstrations are as the strongholds and defenses of idols; and those we have in logic do little else than make the world the bondslave of human thought, and human thought the bondslave of words.”
“Thy state of law is bondslave to the law; And thou —”
“But a nobler employment among free people, with a chance of asserting your courage and manhood, and a certainty that no man will think you his bondslave because you were born upon his land, or in his house.”
“Nor had things ever needed to be up to time — time, whose bondslave she now was — but had gone as they listed, in a haphazard, chancy kind of way.”
“A despotic administration was supported by a parliamentary representation as corrupt as illusory; a church, in which spiritual religion was all but extinct, had sold herself as a bondslave to the governing classes.”
“Reas the bonder himself, who had many a time flogged him for his disobedience and idleness, and who now watched him riding downward to the ships, did not recognize his former bondslave in the handsome and gaily attired young warrior.”
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