- [rén zhì]
- hostage 人质; 抵押品;
- pawn 典当，抵押物; （国际象棋中的）兵，卒; <比喻>爪牙; 人质;
They expected a reciprocal gesture before more hostages could be freed.
The hostage release could clear the decks for war.
Any hostages in the firing line would have been sacrificed.
The reporting of the hostage story was fair, if sometimes overblown.
The former hostage is in remarkably good shape considering his ordeal.
The people in your grasp are not guests, they are hostages.
Britain is intensifying its efforts to secure the release of the hostages.
Jesse Jackson was instrumental in the release of some of the hostages.
There are conflicting reports about the identity of the hostage.
The hostages cannot go home just yet.
The hostages were freed in the commando raid.
Some hostages were swapped for convicted prisoners.
Fear was the hostages' constant companion.
The release of the hostages could not be achieved without the use of force.
Three children were taken hostage during the bank robbery.