01. A father who was angry after losing custody of his children following his divorce has [abducted] the two children, and fled the country.
02. A rich businessman was [abducted] at gunpoint by four masked men who are asking for one million dollars for his safe return.
03. The [abduction] of British diplomat James Cross by Quebec separatists was one of the most important events in modern Canadian history.
04. Hospital officials have increased security around the nursery following reports of a woman who was trying to [abduct] a baby.
05. According to a newspaper article I read, most child [abductions] that occur are committed by a divorced parent.
06. In my country, [abductions] of the rich are a common occurrence. Usually, the people are released unharmed after a ransom is paid.
07. A number of tourists appear to have been [abducted] by a terrorist group opposed to foreign visitors to the country.
08. The woman claimed to have been [abducted] by aliens who took her to their planet and performed scientific experiments on her.
09. Reports of alien [abductions] have increased substantially since the UFO was sighted.
10. The young boy was [abducted] by his father and taken out of the country without his mother's permission.
11. The child was apparently [abducted] from her backyard while out playing.
12. In the culture of Laos, brides were traditionally [abducted] by the groom's friends and relatives prior to the wedding.
13. In the past, soldiers in Honduras often [abducted] teenagers from the street to be military recruits.
14. In an army-led revolt in Haiti in 1991, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was [abducted] and deported to Venezuela.
15. In March of 1996, three American soldiers were jailed in Japan for up to seven years for the [abduction] and rape of a schoolgirl in Okinawa.
16. In 2002, in the southern Chinese province of Guangxi, a man was executed for [abducting] and then selling 104 women as brides to poor farmers.
17. In some developing countries, children are [abducted] from their homes and recruited into the army.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • abduct — ab·duct /ab dəkt, əb / vt: to carry or lead (a person) away by threat or use of force or often by fraud; also: to restrain or conceal (a person) for the purpose of preventing escape or rescue see also kidnapping ab·duc·tor / dək tər/ n Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • abduct — abduct, kidnap are sometimes employed without distinction as denoting to carry off (a person) surreptitiously for an illegal purpose. In general use kidnap is the more specific term because it connotes seizure and detention for ransom. In law,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Abduct — Ab*duct , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abducting}.] [L. abductus, p. p. of abducere. See {Abduce}.] 1. To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abduct — is a verb meaning to carry away . Specifically, it can refer to:* Abduction (kinesiology) extending a limb away from the body * Kidnappingee also* Abduction …   Wikipedia

  • abduct — (v.) to kidnap, 1834, probably a back formation from ABDUCTION (Cf. abduction); Cf. ABDUCE (Cf. abduce). Related: Abducted; abducting …   Etymology dictionary

  • abduct — [v] take by force and without permission carry off, dognap*, grab, kidnap, make off with, put the snatch on*, remove, seize, shanghai*, snatch, sneeze*, spirit away*; concept 139 Ant. give up, let go, release …   New thesaurus

  • abduct — ► VERB ▪ take (someone) away by force or deception. DERIVATIVES abductee noun abduction noun abductor noun. ORIGIN Latin abducere lead away …   English terms dictionary

  • abduct — [ab dukt′, əbdukt′] vt. [< L abductus, pp. of abducere, to lead away < ab , away + ducere, to lead: see DUCT] 1. to take (a person) away unlawfully and by force or fraud; kidnap 2. Physiol. to pull (a part of the body) away from the median… …   English World dictionary

  • abduct — v. (D; tr.) to abduct from (to abduct a child from its home) * * * (D; tr.) to abduct from (to abduct a child from its home) …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • abduct — UK [æbˈdʌkt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms abduct : present tense I/you/we/they abduct he/she/it abducts present participle abducting past tense abducted past participle abducted to take someone away from their home, family etc using force He …   English dictionary