Sentence Examples


  • To pay for Richard's ransom, he had already been compelled to tax personal property, the first instance of such taxation for secular purposes.
  • There are lots of unsolved cases, kidnappings for ransom too.
  • An undisclosed ransom demand was made.
  • The whole of his ransom was never paid, and his absurdities and misfortunes gave the Estates opportunity to strengthen their constitutional position.
  • After much bargaining, the famine-stricken citizens agreed to pay a ransom of more than a quarter of a million sterling, besides precious garments of silk and leather and three thousand pounds of pepper.