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  • v. To be in prison or a similar institute


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  • Though the common criminal condemned to serve time is more publicly lowered in a cage into the pit that drops down inside those bulwarky ramparts.

    Son of a Witch

  • Dennis Clemmons did serve time for burglarizing a house, just as Lee told us.


  • Australia will continue to support international efforts to secure the release of Branko Jelen, a Yugoslav national employee of CARE Australia who continues to serve time in a Yugoslav prison.

    Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia


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