captive

All Adjective Noun
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  • Moreover, orders were given on both sides not to give quarter to captives.
  • In the years that followed, many of the captives made their way back to their families, but some never returned.
  • Although a captive, he was allowed to speak to the Roman senate.
  • You could tell labor unions had become captive when business and government began to praise them.
  • He later said that he felt the Democrats had been taken captive by special interests.
  • After fifteen years of work, he and his friends saw that the number of captives was growing day by day.
  • Then came Shared, who defeated the king and took him captive.
  • After being captured as a boy, he described communities he passed through as a captive on his way to the coast.
  • Now after being released from his captives, he has settled down in Memphis.
  • The captives were returned to Sweden five months after the end of the war.
  • So far as the captive's families and friends would know, they would just disappear.
  • It is not known whether such captives when released into the wild have any impact on the local species of such areas.
  • Other captives either met fate of their leader or were put in chains.
  • Nine people were killed and three were taken as captives.
  • The nine captives were placed in prison camps until the end of the war.
  • Some of the other captives she killed, while some she gave to others as slaves to her followers.
  • He said the youth was punished for trying to speak to his fellow captives.
  • He then released the captives from their bonds so they could search the vehicle again more thoroughly.
  • To this may have been added some Muslims taken as captives of war.
  • The trade was in African captives, who had been taken earlier from West Africa.
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Meaning of captive

  • noun An animal that is confined
  • noun A person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion