captive for

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  • I put a cover over my study wood-box and kept him captive for a week. Cited from Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes, Etc, by John Burroughs
  • His wife and adult daughter were taken captive for about three weeks.
  • I know you, and therefore you are my captive for ever. Cited from The Fugitive, by Rabindranath Tagore
  • He captured two members of the Confederate army and held them captive for eight days.
  • He was held captive for three months before being repatriated due to his injury.
  • He was help captive for three years, until his family paid a large ransom for his life.
  • He landed on a road as directed, and was held captive for several hours under armed guard.
  • I was all but lost -- all but a miserable captive for the rest of my life. Cited from Eve's Ransom, by George Gissing
  • It is revealed that Elizabeth has held Tom captive for four months.
  • Susanna had been taken captive for several years before being returned to family members in Boston.
  • Mayfield and two other men were killed and his son George was taken captive for ten years.
  • He was taken to a warehouse and held captive for almost a month.
  • Among such as these had the beautiful daughter of Helium been held captive for days and weeks. Cited from The Chessman of Mars, Edgar R. Burroughs
  • Held captive for days, he realizes he will be killed once ransom is paid.
  • "Thou art a captive for life in this island castle!" Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • Several hundred people, including patients and hospital staff, were held captive for about 22 hours.
  • She had been practically a captive for nearly twenty years. Cited from Unknown to History, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Modig tells that he subsequently was taken away to an unknown place and held captive for eight days by government officials.
  • They are caught once again, and Abdi tells them that they are being held captive for a reason.
  • He was held captive for a year before being released in 803.
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