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Definition of Confinement


  1. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.
  2. Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in.

Confinement Quotations

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
Tennessee Williams

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.
Nellie Bly

Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men's prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead.
Emmeline Pankhurst

In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you.
Billie Holiday

How many persons condemned to the horrors of solitary confinement have gone mad - simply because the thinking faculties have lain dormant!
Jules Verne
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Confinement Translations

confinement in German is Gefangenschaft
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