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confiscate
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

6 uses
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Definition
to take something regardless of consent — especially by public authority
  • In some of them, Louie had forgotten to aim the camera away from the Norden bombsight, so Krey had to confiscate those.
    p. 138.2
  • In choppy English, the officer told them that the crewmen had been rifling through the captives' wallets, which had been confiscated when they came on board.
    p. 189.6
  • He confiscated and destroyed POWs' family photographs, and brought men to his office to show them letters from home, then burned the unopened letters in front of them.
    p. 237.7
  • He pawed through the men's belongings, confiscating personal papers and photographs of loved ones, deeming much of it "suspicious" and destroying it.
    p. 263.9
  • Metal dog tags were confiscated, in an apparent effort to comply with the stipulation that those executing POWs "not .... leave any traces."
    p. 292.9
  • On another day, Louie looked across the compound to see the Bird and Kono standing before a line of POWs, holding a confiscated book on boxing and taking turns punching the prisoners.
    p. 297.5

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