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Example Sentences for "ransom"


The kidnappers have said that their hostages will be killed if the ransom is not paidThe ransom paid to obtain freedom for the kidnapped businessman was over $500,000.

The kidnappers have said that their hostages will be killed if the ransom is not paid.

The child's family paid over a million dollars in ransom for his release.

The terrorists demanded over $5 million in ransom, in addition to the release of a number of political prisoners, in exchange for the lives of their hostages.

The kidnappers said that the ransom had to be delivered by midnight.

A group of elementary school children held their teacher captive, and demanded a ransom of apple pie and chocolate milk.

The President has declared publicly that the government will never pay a ransom to terrorists for the hostages.

Atahuallpa, the last Emperor of the Incan Empire, was captured, held for ransom, and then murdered by Francisco Pizarro.

The young girl was released following payment of a large ransom to her kidnappers.

A ransom note demanding over one million dollars was found in the room where the man was last seen.

26 billion dollars in ransom has been paid out in the U.S. in the past 20 years.

The first kidnapping for ransom in the United States occurred on July 1, 1874, in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

The King had to pay a huge ransom of his entire family's weight in gold to obtain the release of his son from the pirates.

In 1989, kidnappers escaped with $2.5 million in ransom after releasing former Belgian Prime Minister Paul Vanden Boeynants from a month of captivity.

Discussion question: Should governments pay ransom to terrorists who are holding people hostage?

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