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abduct
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Definition to take someone away against their will
  • this muscle abducts
  • There are whispers that he must be dead, of course, that he must have been abducted, that he'll be discovered in a shallow grave somewhere.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • He looked like a one-eyed pirate abducting hostages to be ransomed later.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • 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
  • [* The Abduction of Mother, a possible reference to Mozart's opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "Yes, my dear, the abduction is an accomplished fact," replied Eugenie.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And that was what Baby Kochamma in Inspector Thomas Mathew's office, enhanced and embroidered into threats of murder and abduction.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • LASSITER'S WAY Footprints told the story of little Fay's abduction.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • They were free men until they were illegally abducted and pressed into servitude.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • This is Heaslop's punishment for abducting our witness in order to stop us establishing our alibi.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Murder, rape, abduction, man hunts.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • 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
  • Thought you'd been abducted by wights or some barminess.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Then the idea of abducting you occurred to me.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 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
  • Her abduction was my fault.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Was the Mormon who had abducted Fay—the man with the cruel voice—was he among those eleven horsemen?
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • 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
  • I thought they might have abducted you and gave chase," said the man.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan

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