The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Thirty-Three – Vocabulary

Seize him! This is a phrase writers for movies and tv shows love to use when a criminal is about to escape or be arrested. Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 33 focuses on this statement. The vocab word is…

SEIZE

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘seize’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

SEIZE

DEFINITION

(v.) to take possession of
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

Usually done by force
EXAMPLES

clutch
grasp
catch
NON-EXAMPLES

miss
let go of
release

Etymology

  • Language of Origin: Old High German
  • sezzen = “to set”

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: The wide receiver was able to seize the ball just before being tackled to the ground.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “Seize the rascal, men, and see ye keep him fast whilst I convey this precious paper within and send it to the King.” (p. 201)
  • Other forms: seizure (n)

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seize

https://memegenerator.net/instance/34489255/grumpy-cat-guards-seize-him

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