01. The old man told an amazing tale of being kidnapped by [pirates], and taken as a slave to the Caribbean.
02. The young boys dreamed of going on a daring adventure to find [pirates'] treasure.
03. Los Cabos, in the southern Baja Peninsula, was favored by early [pirates] because of its safe harbors.
04. The merchant ship was stopped by [pirates], and robbed of its cargo of spices and precious stones.
05. 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].
06. The sailors watched the horizon for signs of the [pirate] ships.
07. File sharing programs allow people to [pirate] popular music from the Internet.
08. Richard [pirates] everything - movies, software, music, whatever, over the web.
09. Bob Dylan decided to release an official version of his live concert after seeing [pirated] versions on sale in several music stores.
10. Dave gave me a [pirated] copy of the program to install on my computer.
11. In May 1718, Blackbeard the [pirate] blockaded the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, and without firing a shot received a booty of money, supplies and medicine.
12. One of the greatest dangers facing the boat people of Vietnam was [piracy] on the South China Sea.
13. [Piracy] is still a great danger in international waters, and ships are often attacked and looted.
14. Record companies are increasingly frustrated with people [pirating] music off the Internet.
15. Nowadays, a lot of people [pirate] software by downloading it from other computer users over the Internet.
16. The children are digging holes all over the backyard, convinced that they will find [pirate] treasure.
17. Squirrels bury the nuts and seeds they gather like tiny [pirates] burying their treasure.
18. A Greek proverb remarks that he who plunders with a little boat is a [pirate], but he who plunders with a fleet is a conqueror.
19. A Greek proverb notes that where there is a sea there are [pirates].
20. Nietzsche once suggested that merchant and [pirate] were for a long period one and the same person.
21. Henry Brooks Adams once wrote, "The wholesale [piracy] of Democracy was the single real triumph of my life."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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