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I expected him to keep talking, to ramble on about the stars or his adventures as an astronaut or the time he was abducted by aliens (which I might have believed), but he just lay there, staring at the corner of the Milky Way that was smeared right above us.
Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  to take someone away against their will
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abduction abducted abduct abducting abducts abductee
Standard suffix: "-tion" changes the verb to a noun - in this case meaning "the act of".
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  • I expected him to keep talking, to ramble on about the stars or his adventures as an astronaut or the time he was abducted by aliens (which I might have believed), but he just lay there, staring at the corner of the Milky Way that was smeared right above us.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Are you—is this an abduction, or a missing persons case, or what exactly is going on?
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Okay, I was abducted by Eskimos in the Yukon Terr—no, that’s crap.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • That’s what everybody keeps saying, that this time they’ve got Killer Kane where they want him, in violation of parole, in violation of a restraining order, abduction of a minor, and two counts of attempted murder, me and the Heroic Biker Babe, which is what the papers took to calling Loretta Lee.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty

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  • You’ll get abducted.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I think one went to his aunt and uncle, and his two sisters were sent to some foster home, and then they were abducted from there.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I spent my seventeenth birthday in Nigeria, showing solidarity with the schoolgirls abducted from their dormitory in the dead of night by Boko Haram militants in April.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Recall what Miss Avocet told us: the wights have been raiding loops and abducting ymbrynes for weeks now.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Thought you’d been abducted by wights or some barminess.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • About how he and his men had abducted and tortured people for twenty years before the church had gone in and put an end to it.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • I look over his shoulder and read the title: "Entire Montana Town Abducted by Aliens."
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Her abduction was my fault.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • And that brings me back to my alien abduction theory, which I’m starting to consider as a real possibility, when he speaks.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The world map, pinned on the same spot probably for several years, could have been an anatomical chart of an earthworm for all they knew When the announcer told the world that terrorists had abducted the American ambassador to Brazil, I put my finger on a big yellow blotch on the map and whispered, "This hunk of yellow on the map is the country of Brazil."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Again, my apologies for abducting you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "I thought you’d been abducted!
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • She had watched her husband and two of her children murdered by Indians, and had herself been abducted.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • And with us needing the humans and having to abduct them just to stay alive…. that won’t just go away.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • A relative was abducted by the military, tortured, and released many months later.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The Lackses aren’t the only ones who heard from a young age that Hopkins and other hospitals abducted black people.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • We finally know the name of the girl who we watched the Capitol abduct from the woods of 12, the fate of the Peacekeeper friend who tried to keep Gale alive.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • How many days do you suppose she’ll last before she’s abducted, raped, or tossed into some roadside ditch with her throat slit?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Sending the storm spirits to abduct you—that was one.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I warn you to refrain from provoking me, or I’ll ask your abduction as a special favour!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Word of his supposed disappearance spread, and Faryen’s abduction and presumed execution was eventually reported by the BBC as an example of the harassment of government officials by rebels.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • From whom have you learned of the abduction of your wife?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • In the window, the boy grinned almost maniacally at his reflection, and in his shorts and tank top, he quietly abducted his older brother’s bike and pedaled it up the street, heading for Hubert Oval.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He looked like a one-eyed pirate abducting hostages to be ransomed later.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The old rajah’s body, indeed, now appeared upon the burning pyre; and the priests, recovered from their terror, perceived that an abduction had taken place.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I had a cat once that I think was abducted by aliens.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He immediately obtained numerous versions of the story, which ended in the abduction of a child.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "What does this Capricorn do when he’s not stealing books and abducting people’s fathers?" she asked.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • He quickly found the more arcane sites: alien abduction, UFO sightings and the supernatural.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Is this an abduction?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Pierre dined at the club that day and heard on all sides gossip about the attempted abduction of Rostova.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Karpoi grain spirits—those horrible little piranha Cupids—were rushing through the tall grass abducting campers at random, pulling them away from the line.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • He explained that after leaving Perry he had gone to the Markl Buick Company, the firm that had once employed him, hoping to find a set of license plates to substitute for the hazardous Iowa plates on the abducted Chevrolet.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Then the idea of abducting you occurred to me.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Bigger’s eyes skimmed the words: "clandestine meetings offered opportunities for abduction,"
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • We believe he’s responsible for abducting and killing at least four children so far, all girls, all under the age of ten.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Was he abducted because he was an infidel trespassing in a fundamentalist land?
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The abducting has been going on steadily since Friday morning, when Dr. and Dr. Burton-Rob’s parents-arrived to attend some of his classes.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • One of the ways in which the giants could destroy Midgard was by abducting Freyja, the goddess of fertility.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Love, murder, abduction, revenge, was the plot.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • And the dismantling of Inner Delta is the major reason why the children have been abducted.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • "Yes, my dear, the abduction is an accomplished fact," replied Eugenie.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • People get abducted and taken aboard.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I was at the performance and no one in the world but Erik could contrive an abduction like that!
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • When I went to that party, I was abducted by aliens.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • This is Heaslop’s punishment for abducting our witness in order to stop us establishing our alibi.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
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