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Thralldom   Listen

The state of being under the control of another person.  Synonyms: bondage, slavery, thraldom, thrall.

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"Thralldom" Quotes from Famous Books

... this work preclude the historic treatment of the rise and development of the host of false doctrines and practises that finally bound the people in the thralldom of superstition and plunged the world into the darkness of spiritual night. One who is free from such influences can scarcely read without feelings of disgust the elaborate treatises of these church fathers wherein they extol the virtues of virginity as ...
— The Last Reformation • F. G. [Frederick George] Smith

... the moment—and he was a man rich in the moods of the moment—tell most prominently here. And with how many of these moods can the Ordinary Reader sympathize! Again and again as the Ordinary Reader turns the pages he finds the great man under the thralldom of the same insect cares and annoyances which rule us all, until he realizes as perhaps never before that poet and peasant, genius and scribe, are indeed one in a common humanity, and sighs, with a lurking smile of satisfaction, "So nigh is ...
— Penguin Persons & Peppermints • Walter Prichard Eaton

Words linked to "Thralldom" :   thrall, slavery, bondage, thraldom, serfhood, subjugation, servitude, serfdom, vassalage, bonded labor, subjection

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