prison house

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Noun1.Prison house - a prisonlike situationprison house - a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
2.Prison house - a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishmentprison house - a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
bastille - a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
cellblock, ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
chokey, choky - British slang (dated) for a prison
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
nick - (British slang) a prison; "he's in the nick"
panopticon - a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791
state prison - a prison maintained by a state of the U.S.
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This man carved the walls of his prison house from floor to roof with all manner of figures of men and animals grouped in intricate designs.
A quarter of a mile in either direction, looking out along the shallow canyon of the sand-hills, Dag Daughtry could see the sentry-boxes of the guards, themselves armed and more prone to kill than to lay hands on any escaping pest-man, much less persuavively discuss with him the advisability of his return to the prison house.
ANTIGONE O grave, O bridal bower, O prison house Hewn from the rock, my everlasting home, Whither I go to join the mighty host Of kinsfolk, Persephassa's guests long dead, The last of all, of all more miserable, I pass, my destined span of years cut short.
Dionisio Daulog and Albert Espinosa, scholars of the department of education's alternative learning system at the prison house, went out of their class purportedly to urinate, but they went to the administration office, overpowered a jail officer, Jovy Rasonabe, and held hostage two other female jail guards, Anna Lee Galvez and Helen Pernites, said Torregae.
Poet Srikanth Reddy in a blurb calls the book "an extraordinary work of imaginative reconstruction" that "assembles a postmodernist Warren Commission Report from archival research, obituaries, interviews, and historical broadcasts surrounding the assassination" and that discovers "in the chaos of evidence, rumor, and falsehood, that no dialectical method can offer his speaker an escape from the prison house of paranoia." Poet Martha Collins agrees; her blurb calls this a "fine book," "both a page-turner that takes you into remote corners of the Kennedy assassination controversy, and a bold postmodernist collage of poetic styles, voices and forms."
He said Police Brigadier General Myint Thein read the order to Ms Suu Kyi at her prison house in Rangoon's notorious Central Insein Prison.
Spontaneity, meanwhile, "blasts open the prison house of false consciousness, the alienated meconnaissance of the societe du spectacle," and in doing so restores attention to our genuine passions.
Hall, "Harold Pinter's Prison House: The Screenplay of Kafka's The Trial" (69-80); Christopher C.
A CAMPAIGN is being mounted to stop the building of a carport on the site of Owain Glyndwr's prison house.
Thankfully, though, Havana is so much more alive than sleepy, stuffy Miinster: The city I saw had as little to do with the charming decrepitude of Wim Wenders's romantic Buena Vista Social Club as with the vast, grotesque prison house portrayed in julian Schnabel's powerful Before Night Falls.
Xanana was moved from the Cipinang Correctional Institute in eastern Jakarta to his current prison house in central Jakarta in February at the request of U.N.
There is a fantastic dance to the crackle of electricity, a current that sends mad spasms of movement through the bodies locked in this prison house of horror.

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