captive

All Adjective Noun
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  • They carried off as captives most of the French women and children, and their African slaves.
  • David finds himself unable to kill his captives despite their crimes against him and ultimately releases them.
  • Mayfield and two other men were killed and his son George was taken captive for ten years.
  • It would be fair to suggest most birds in the wild are no more than one generation from captive stock.
  • Many such former captives eventually returned to their Indian families, and many others were never exchanged at all.
  • Thus equipped, the two strapped their captive's hands and one foot together behind him. Cited from In the Clutch of the War-God, by Milo Hastings
  • Why should the man's eyes be riveted on that captive's form! Cited from David Lockwin--The People's Idol, by John McGovern
  • A former captive marsupilami, he first finds it hard to live again in the forest.
  • In recent years, however, captive breeding has become more popular.
  • If captives were not killed this way, then they would be killed the following day by the offering priests.
  • Again, he arranged for an escape together with other captives.
  • Several other captives were alleged to have played a role in this plot.
  • His arm fell into the hollow of the captive's hand. Cited from The Prairie, by J Fenimore Cooper
  • For the next six years and nine months, he was held captive, being moved periodically to new sites.
  • Many were killed; those who survived were taken captive and expelled from the island.
  • She is the one who physically takes her brother captive.
  • Captivity in another culture brought into question many aspects of the captives' lives.
  • Yu goes to the control room to have them shut off but is taken captive.
  • The terms of the peace were that the two sides would not make war on each other and captives would be returned by both sides.
  • The later releases of captives did not receive the same level of press coverage.
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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