slave market

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Noun1.slave market - a marketplace where slaves were auctioned off (especially in the southern United States before the American Civil War)slave market - a marketplace where slaves were auctioned off (especially in the southern United States before the American Civil War)
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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Noureddin, convinced at length of the truth of her words, yielded, and reluctantly led her to the slave market, where, showing her to a dealer named Hagi Hassan, he inquired her value.
May it please your Majesty, I had gone to the slave market to buy myself a cook.
Instead we should be upon our way to the slave market.
It is in this book that we find the story of how Gregory saw the pretty children in the Roman slave market, and of how, for love of their fair faces, he sent Augustine to teach the heathen Saxons about Christ.
Africans may have stopped capturing relatives and selling them off to the West, but they continue to manufacture depression by the dozen and export it by the tonne hence the emergence of a slave market in Libya.
Thousands have died, the most recent being 26 young Nigerian girls in November, without drawing the outraged response from Africans that the slave market did.
Katchy lamented that the slave market in Libya has become very lucrative with cartels expanding in the bestial trade on daily basis, while some unscrupulous Nigerians are deeply involved in the inhuman activities.
Relevant reports said in July that the ISIL was selling a number of women it enslaved in areas South of Mosul city in a slave market Southwest of Kirkuk city in Iraq.
Like a rhizome, the plot sprouts longer secondary stories focusing on the four women in Daoud's life: his mother, the proud Zoulikha, from whom he inherited his independent streak; his nanny, the faithful Mouldia, sold as a child on the slave market, who mothered him and taught him loyalty; his first love, the Arab-Italian trapeze artist Nora, with whom he shared self-respect; and his wife, Sicilian-born widow Elena, whose dignity and independence he instantly recognized.
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Reportedly bought at a slave market in Manila, the girl was presented as a gift to a wealthy childless couple, members of Pueblas haute bourgeoisie.
Some fighters have also been filmed attending a sex slave market.