- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ransom.
“These Somali pirates apparently have been trying not to kill their hostages, over the past couple of years of piracy, and they have made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in ransoms.”
“These payments, called ransoms, were exacted as a condition of protection.”
“It is, however, illegal for insurance companies themselves to pay ransoms, which is why Control Risks and others make the payments.”
“RM wonders what kind of ransoms the perps will demand.”
“Ummm ...., make these other countries who have been paying "ransoms" for years to these pirates * pay us* to "rescue their butts" ....”
“The gastronomic fashion for other wild plants, such as ransoms (wild garlic), sweet cicely, water asparagus and wood sorrel, and every wild berry, means that little escapes the notice of pickers.”
“He also rebuked foreign companies for paying ransoms to pirates, averaging $4 million a hijacked ship, which means piracy "is getting worse.”
“The Somali government rejects in the strongest possible terms the payment of ransoms," he said.”
“Victims are held for cash ransoms as large as millions of dollars or as small as a few thousand pesos.”
“Kate Murphy had of course heard rumors that various ships owned by Trojan affiliates had been seized by pirates, and that substantial ransoms had been paid.”
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