American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A phenomenon in which a hostage begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor.
- After Stockholm , where a hostage in a 1973 bank robbery became romantically attached to one of her captors. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Frankly, I think that it is a waste of time and energy to address this long-resolved issue.”
“In response to the release of the emails, a spokeswoman for Schering-Plough said the emails were "selectively excerpted" and concerned issues that "Schering-Plough and we believe Dr. Kastelein consider long-resolved.”
“A few days later, prosecutors investigated possible criminal charges in long-resolved back-tax cases.”
“Even long-resolved or old cases such as Aldrich Ames, they will not comment on them.”
“Others are already dead, their names cited as sensitive in the context of long-resolved conflicts or situations.”
“Why do any of us even remember the Shakman case, which dates to the late 1960s, as more than a long-resolved legal relic?”
“Isn't it ... ldquo; ancient history” to use that long-resolved conflict for a policy that's continued 47 years?”
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