from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To imprison.

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  • n. a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902


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  • Simon resides in Newgate so she visits him there with an enticing proposition.

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  • He had heard, that when a man by the name of Winterbottom was, some years ago confined in Newgate, the manuscript had been sent to him, with liberty to print it for his own advantage, if he thought proper; but that man, it appeared, did not like to risk the publication, and therefore it was now first issued into the world.

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  • I didn't mind the rest of the reading though, because he was trying to paint how miserable life in Newgate is, and he did an admirable job (or so I thought at the time) of it.

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  • Houston, one of Skidmore's closest associates earlier served two and a half years in Newgate prison for publishing the first

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  • Ridgeway, a radical publisher then serving a term in Newgate prison, who offered to publish the book without attaching Southey’s name to it.

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  • The 13-part drama, entitled Newgate, is said to feature a Sopranos style storyline set in the London of 1720 and filming is to start at Dickens World, Chatham, Kent, on 12 July.

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  • This man also at his owne cost builded the gate of London called Newgate in the yéere of our Lord 1422, which before was a most ouglie and lothsome prison.

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  • At about the age of thirty he went to one of those fine old English places of resort called Newgate, to see about something, and never returned again.

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  • Cambridge, when he sent _Yellowplush_ out upon the world as a satirist on the doings of gentlemen generally; when he wrote his _Catherine_, to show the vileness of the taste for what he would have called Newgate literature; and _The Hoggarty Diamond_, to attack bubble companies; and


  • The face, however, was different from what it used to be; in the place of being clean-shaven, as when I used to know it, it was now surrounded by a fringe (what used to be known as a Newgate fringe), and it was the face of a dead man, the ghastly waxen pallor of it brought out more distinctly in the moonlight by the dark fringe of hair by which it was encircled; the body, too, was much stouter than when I had known it in life.

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