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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of ransom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. saved from the bondage of sin
- adj. reclaimed by payment of a ransom
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In this system, a work such as a novel or piece of software is effectively "ransomed" - given to a publisher with the understanding that it would be released to the wider public when, and only when, they pay a certain amount.
Dear reader, will you accept the word of Him who can not lie and choose to suffer affliction with the people of God until our Lord shall come to call his ransomed home?
Westward with our Prize to Teneriffe, to have her ransomed, that is to say, her Hull; for her Cargo was not worth redeeming, being extremely shabby, -- one or two Butts of Wine, a Hogshead of Brandy, and other small matters, which we determined to keep for our own use.
According to Jewish custom, they "ransomed" Him back by offering two turtle doves as sacrifices to Almighty God.
The following year he was in Italy, where he was captured and ransomed by imperial troops near Ferrara.
Under current rules, Greek unions seem to have the EU—and even the world's financial health—ransomed.
Come and hear: Levi ben Darga ransomed his daughter for 13,000 gold dinarii.
Similar fates befall Liz Gold, a maiden/mother helpmate in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Katya Orlovna, almost entirely a parade of creaky pseudo-delphic utterances, in The Russia House at least she may get ransomed; and Sophie Maplethorpe in The Night Manager.
She was fully assimilated and perfectly happy when, at nineteen, she was ransomed back to white society.
The Christian Science Monitor echoes that theme in a piece that asks whydid the pirates kill their hostages, which in the past have been ransomed for millions of dollars.
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