Land of bondage

in Bible history, Egypt; by extension, a place or condition of special oppression.

See also: Land

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
When Israel, of the Lord beloved, Out of the land of bondage came, Her father's God before her moved, An awful guide, in smoke and flame.
Consider all that Moses had endured on the journey.The waywardness of the people with their constant complaints:"Would that you had left us in the land of bondage" (Exodus 16.2-3).
Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson each proposed a seal featuring Moses leading the Israelites from the land of bondage toward the Promised Land.
Manglapus, "Land of Bondage, Land of the Free." "The tao does not come here tonight to be judged-but to judge!
Our tyrannical enemies are very determined this must be a land of bondage." Columbia, in its ashes, now indeed "a chimney town," had in earlier pages been described by the family as "much prettier than Charleston" and "the flower garden of the sunny South." Now it too has fallen victim to the forces of conquest.
Moses was then taken into God's service, and was destined to lead God's people from the land of bondage to a future of freedom, from the wilderness to the Promised Land.